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891 ABC Adelaide’s Long Lunch

By Peter Mitchell
Honorary Secretary, ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc

April 28, 2005

On Tuesday April 26, 891 ABC Adelaide ran a session of interest to Society members during the Long Lunch program with Carole Whitelock.

Carole invited listeners with invisible illnesses “like CFS and depression” to ring in.

While well-meaning, the program probably helped to reinforce negative public images of CFS (and depression, and probably some other illnesses) by using an analogy based on Victorian ladies reclining on chaise longues as a “good career move.”

I wrote to Carole and her producer on behalf of the Society.

My letter can be read in full here or downloaded:


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The reply

Kate Bailey, producer of 891 ABC Adelaide’s Afternoon program, replied promptly to Peter’s letter:

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