Liberal Senator Eric Abetz is calling on SBS's chief executive to explain a move the Tasmanian senator has labelled 'political activism'.
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21 Mar - 7:25 AM  UPDATED 21 Mar - 8:24 AM

Senator Abetz says SBS chief executive Michael Ebeid must explain why he has signed and defended a letter calling for marriage equality to the prime minister and whether his actions have breached the SBS's policies and editorial independence.

Mr Ebeid is one of 30 self-described "business, industry and community leaders" to have written to the prime minister urging him to allow the Australian people to determine whether to change the definition of marriage.

Senator Abetz said the move amounted to political activism and was out of step with the SBS's charter and breached SBS's editorial independence.

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