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ABC $1 million fund supports Australia's best and brightest audio storytellers

Wednesday 03 October, 2018

The ABC's 2017 initiative for new and emerging podcasters has proven successful in supporting community-based creatives with remarkable Australian stories to tell.

I am focused only on the ABC and independence: acting ABC Chair Kirstin Ferguson

Saturday 29 September, 2018

"I don't have a relationship with Government. I am focused only on the ABC and independence," new ABC Acting Chair Kirstin Ferguson told ABC News.

Kirstin Ferguson appointed Acting ABC Chair

Friday 28 September, 2018

Following yesterday's resignation of Justin Milne, ABC board member Kirstin Ferguson will be appointed Acting Chair.

She is the Prime Minister's preferred choice for the full time role, but her appointment will need to be confirmed by the Governor General and to fit within the formal process of appointing an ABC Chair.

Days like these are not easy: Acting ABC MD David Anderson

Thursday 27 September, 2018

In the wake of Justin Milne's resignation from the position of ABC Chairman, Acting Managing Director David Anderson has put out a message to ABC staff:

 

Dear Colleagues,

As everyone is now aware, Justin Milne has resigned as ABC Chairman after several very difficult days for the ABC.

ABC Chairman Justin Milne resigns

Thursday 27 September, 2018

ABC Chairman Justin Milne has resigned amidst of allegations of political interference.

The crisis within Australia's national broadcaster began on Monday when Managing Director Michelle Guthrie was sacked.

Within 24 hours allegations against Justin Milne began to emerge amidst threats of legal action from Guthrie.

Board members meeting with ABC Chairman Milne about his future

Thursday 27 September, 2018

Members of the ABC Board are currently meeting with Chairman Justin Milne to discuss his future.

It is believed the board members are urging him to stand aside as ongoing revelations about his role in pressuring the former Managing Director continue to emerge.

Leaks continue from those supporting the sacked Managing Director and those supporting the board, as both parties position themselves for threatened legal action concerning Michelle Guthrie's sacking.

Communicatons Minister Mitch Fifield launches investigation into ABC Chairman Justin Milne

Thursday 27 September, 2018
After initially rejecting calls for an Inquiry, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has now announced that he will conduct an investigation into accusations that ABC Chairman Justin Milne sought to have journalist Emma Alberici sacked because the government did not like her reporting.

Minister Fifield said in a statement this evening:

ABC Chairman on knife edge: Staff union meeting this afternoon

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

ABC staff were reported to have been seen high fiving* in the foyer when news of Michelle Guthrie's sacking was released on Monday.

There is set to be more disruption within the national broadcaster today as Chairman Justin Milne's position becomes increasingly untenable after revelations that he emailed Michelle Guthrie urging her to sack Emma Alberici during a dispute over an article she wrote earlier this year.

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