From the Herald Sun itself, the very crux of the issue. As the paper says:
"The segment, titled "Making A Realistic Wish Foundation", ended with actor Chris Taylor saying there was no point in making expensive wishes come true as "they're going to die anyway"."
The entire hysterical reaction from papers and parents and moral guardians has been predicated on the assumption that when Chris Taylor said that, he meant it.
In other words, the controversy is based 100% on the outrage of people who don't know the meanings of the words "Fiction", "comedy" or indeed "actor".
Chris Taylor said it. HE WAS PLAYING A PART. IT WAS COMEDY. A CHARACTER IN A COMEDY SKETCH IS NOT A REAL PERSON. CHRIS TAYLOR WAS NOT PUTTING FORTH HIS OWN VIEWS.
In short, everyone stop being so freaking stupid.