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ABC Chair and MD meet the PM

Tuesday 11 June, 2019
The ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, has met with PM Scott Morrision to discuss the recent raid on ABC headquaters at Ultimo by the AFP.

No details of the meeting have been released other than a statement by the ABC outlining the meeting that also included ABC Managing Director, David Anderson and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher.

The ABC sent out the following release

Ita Buttrose tells the Goverment she is gravely concerned about AFP raid

Friday 07 June, 2019
ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose has expressed her concern about the AFP raid on the Ultimo headquarters of the broadcaster, and has sought an assurance from Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher "..that the ABC not be subject to future raids ."

Escape from Iran

Monday 27 May, 2019

2018 recipient of the AFTRS/ABC Selwyn Speight scholarship, Pariya Taherzadeh, has produced a feature for the ABC’s History Listen called Escape from Iran.
 
She was awarded the scholarship which is made available through a bequest from the late, distinguished ABC journalist Selwyn Speight.

Labor will boost ABC budget by $40 mil, if elected

Sunday 12 May, 2019

Speaking at a pre-election event yesterday in Melbourne, jointly organised by ABC Alumni and ABC Friends, ALP leader Bill Shorten said, “The Liberals have to learn, ‘Hands off the ABC’.”

ABC Voter Score Card campaign rolls out as voters consider their election choices

Sunday 05 May, 2019
The community and public sector union (CPSU) has begun a campaign urging voters to consider party positions on the national broadcaster in their electoral choice on May 18.

David Anderson appointed ABC Managing Director

Friday 03 May, 2019

David Anderson has been confirmed as the ABC's new Managing Director.

The Walkley Foundation establishes an award in Sean Dorney's name

Tuesday 09 April, 2019

Veteran reporter Sean Dorney has given his name to a $10,000 journalism grant, to be awarded annually by the Walkley Foundation commencing in 2019.
 
The Sean Dorney Grant for Pacific Journalism will support a significant work of Australian journalism about an under-reported issue or development in the region.
 

David Anderson tells ABC employees to expect some tough decisions on staffing and services.

Thursday 04 April, 2019

The Acting Managing Director of the ABC, David Anderson,  has written to staff telling them that despite extensive requests from the ABC, the Budget papers have locked in the $83.7 million pause in indexation funding flagged in last year’s budget.

He has told staff that on top of the $254 million the ABC has had to absorb in efficiency cuts over the past five years, the first year impact of a $14.6 million cut will mean that to meet costs there will have to be some tough decisions on staffing and services.

Recent controversies have enhanced the independence of the ABC: Gaven Morris

Sunday 17 March, 2019
The ABC’s Director of News, Analysis & Investigations, Gaven Morris this week spoke with Peter Fray on 2SER’s Fourth Estate program.
 
He discussed the ABC’s independence, the future of journalism and how the national broadcaster has come through last year’s controversies over the former Chairman’s alleged political interference.
 
 
 
On Justin Milne
 

ABC security incident sparks staff warning

Wednesday 13 March, 2019

ABC staff in the national broadcaster's Sydney headquarters have been warned to beware of people tailgating them through security, after an incident where an intruder was found in the newsroom.
 

When staff returned to work after a fire alarm on Monday morning, journalists found an unidentified man sitting in the newsroom.

Other employees reported seeing the young man in the staff toilets before the alarm was set off.

When questioned by one of the newsroom staff, the stranger admitted that he had sneaked in because he was looking for a job.

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