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We are not proposing to be above the law: ABC submission to Security Committee

Tuesday 13 August, 2019
“The ABC thinks national security is important and we are not proposing that we be above the law,” said David Anderson, fronting the national broadcaster’s submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

The ABC’s submission, taking place this morning, is focusing on “responsible changes” that could be made to the current laws, so that security issues are taken into account, but that media and whistleblowers can report independently in the public interest.
 

ABC submission to Joint Intelligence Committee will highlight outdated laws

Wednesday 31 July, 2019
The police raids on the ABC “were an extraordinary act,” according to the national broadcaster’s Managing Director David Anderson.
 

Our country is a better place because of journalists and whistleblowers: Andrew Wilkie MP

Tuesday 30 July, 2019
Independent Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie gave a talk this evening in Parliament House Canberra about independent media.
 
Wilkie, a former army officer and intelligence analyst in the Office of National Assessments (ONA), knows first hand about the importance of independent media.
 

ABC requests action against leak journalists be dropped, Minister Dutton rejects request

Sunday 14 July, 2019

The ABC has written to Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton asking for any police action into two of the broadcaster's journalists to be dropped, but Minister Dutton has rejected the ABC's request, saying "nobody is above the law."

ABC managing director David Anderson (pictured) told staff in an email that the national broadcaster preferrs "to break news rather than be the news."

ABC calls for decriminalisation of journalists and whistleblowers to safeguard public right to know

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

ABC Managing Director David Anderson has called on the Commonwealth Government to decriminalise journalism and bolster protections for whistleblowers to safeguard the public right to know.

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.

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