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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

David Anderson says staff cuts at the ABC are inevitable

Wednesday 08 May, 2019

The ABC’s newly appointed Managing Director, David Anderson, has told Radio National that the broadcaster has a couple of priorities that need to be addressed immediately.

David Anderson appointed ABC Managing Director

Friday 03 May, 2019

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

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.

ABC grilled about interference and funding by Senate Committee

Wednesday 06 March, 2019

David Anderson is this afternoon appearing before the Senate, Environment and Communications References Committee into allegations of political interference in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The Committee has also grilled other ABC staff regarding interference from former Chairman Justin Milne.

Distinctive content makes ABC a priceless national asset: David Anderson at Senate Estimates

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Acting ABC Managing Director David Anderson performed well in his first Senate committee hearing last week in Canberra.
 
Answering a range of questions about the turmoil of the last couple of months, Anderson was forthcoming about issues facing the national broadcaster as he answered the questions from Senators.
 
In an opening statement he said:
 

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 cuts upto 200 jobs

Tuesday 07 March, 2017

The ABC has announced a significant restructure, cutting up to 200 jobs to create a $50 million Content Fund and new positions in regional areas.

Managing director Michelle Guthrie has announced the ABC will cut management positions by an average of 20 percent across the organisation. Other positions will go as part of an attempt to reduce duplication in support roles.

Up to 200 staff will leave the ABC by June this year as a result of moves to reduce management, cut support roles and remove duplication, she said.

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