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ABC has risen to the challange, Audio consumption up: David Anderson

Friday 23 October, 2020

In his first appearance before the Senate estimates committee since early March, ABC Managing Director David Anderson told Senators:

“The ABC has risen to the challenge and done what our audiences expect of us… In these difficult times we’ve also been a much-needed source of entertainment.”

Anderson’s appearance at Senate Estimates coincided with the release of the ABC’s Annual Report, which revealed overall radio and audio listening figures.

ABC strengthens cultural ties in Western Sydney

Wednesday 07 October, 2020

The ABC has partnered with Australia’s first multimedia public space storytelling project, Storybox Parramatta, as the national broadcaster looks to strengthen its presence in Western Sydney.

Snapshots of life in Parramatta from the 1950s and 1960s, drawn from the ABC Archives, forms a central part of the ABC’s contribution to the three dimensional Storybox platform, which launches in Parramatta Square today.

Federal Budget implications for broadcasting sectors

Tuesday 06 October, 2020

The federal government’s delayed 2020/21 budget, released tonight, is a high spending stimulus plan that hopes to maintain economic activity long enough for Australia to come out of its covid pandemic slump.

radioinfo examines how will it affect broadcasters and associated industries.


ABC appoints Jennifer Collins as Head of Factual & Culture content

Thursday 01 October, 2020

The ABC has appointed content executive and creative Jennifer Collins as inaugural Head of Factual & Culture within its Entertainment & Specialist (E&S) division.
Jennifer is one of Australia’s most experienced creatives across commercial and public broadcasting, including senior roles previously at the ABC and will lead the development and production of innovative content across genres such as arts, religion, science, education, health, history and social affairs.

AM and PM presenters Sabra Lane and Linda Mottram on the move

Friday 11 September, 2020

In October Mottram will relocate to Bega, in south-east NSW, while Lane is planning a January move to Hobart.

Farewell ABC, my main squeeze: Andrea Ho takes redundancy

Thursday 27 August, 2020


Andrea Ho was the Head of Planning for ABC Regional and Local until earlier this month, when she took a redundancy.

High profile ABC staff made redundant

Saturday 22 August, 2020

Saturday AM presenter Elizabeth Jackson has been made redundant from the ABC, joining Emma Alberici who has settled legal action with the national broadcaster and taken a redundancy.

Roberta Allan to curate delivery of Australian content across ABC TV, iview and listen

Wednesday 19 August, 2020

The ABC has appointed experienced programmer Roberta Allan as Head of Content Curation & Distribution within its Entertainment & Specialist division, to manage the delivery of outstanding Australian content across multiple channels and platforms.
In her new role, Roberta will be responsible for the distribution of all ABC non-news content and acquisitions to engage new and current audiences, on platforms such as ABC TV, ABC iview, ABC listen and on social media.

Efficiency, change and pain as ABC staff prepare to walk out the door

Thursday 30 July, 2020

The ABC has been moving ahead with its redundancy process, with the final change proposals sent to staff on 21 July. 

With the expressions of interest in redundancy process now complete, and positions identified for redundancy, the national broadcaster is currently consulting on the proposals with employees and their representatives.

Ita slams Millenials. Millenials slam Ita

Saturday 25 July, 2020

Speaking at a closed session of the Australia-British Chamber of Commerce this week, ABC Chair Ita Buttrose criticised Millenials.


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