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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.

SBS has a new Chair

Thursday 09 July, 2020

George Savvides has been appointed Chair of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) for a period of five years, effective from today.

SBS launches multilingual Coronavirus news and information portal

Thursday 26 March, 2020

SBS has launched the SBS Multilingual Coronavirus Portal, a dedicated online information hub for multicultural communities to easily access accurate and trusted news and information about COVID-19, in their language.

Lunar New Year celebrations on SBS

Monday 20 January, 2020

SBS welcomes the Year of the Rat with a range of programming across network, encouraging all Australians to celebrate Lunar New Year with a distinct mix of programs and activities launching across the network from today.
SBS Director of Audio and Language Content, Mandi Wicks said: “SBS is committed to celebrating Australia’s multicultural events, encouraging all Australians to embrace our rich diversity.

SBS delivers a new mobile website in 68 languages

Thursday 26 September, 2019

SBS has launched a new website for its 68 language services, making it easier for multicultural Australians to engage with distinctive content and services in their first language.

The development of the website reflects growing audience consumption on mobile, as digital engagement increased by 29% in the past financial year, with over 2.3 million monthly unique visitors actively engaging with the SBS language website.

The Morrison Government reappoints to ABC and SBS Boards

Friday 20 September, 2019

Peter Lewis has been reappointed as a non-executive director to the ABC Board and Peeyush Gupta AM as a non-executive director to the SBS Board for five years.
Mr Lewis has served on the ABC Board since October 2014 and has also been Chair of the ABC Audit and Risk Committee.
His extensive experience in financial management of media companies and deep industry knowledge is seen as significant benefit to the ABC Board.

Trust in media is not just about the newsroom: Mark Cummins SBS #RDAsia19

Thursday 05 September, 2019

With trust in media a hot topic at present, the subject was on the agenda at last week’s Radiodays Asia conference in Kuala Lumpur.
While there has been much discussion of the journalistic requirements for building trust, not a lot has been said about how trust needs to be part of the fabric of the whole media organisation, not just the newsroom or the social media team.
SBS Australia’s Content Manager Mark Cummins told a Radiodays session about what SBS is doing to build trust.

ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry final report is released

Friday 26 July, 2019

The Government has released the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Inquiry final report that, amongst other topics, has looked at the relationship between news media businesses and digital platforms.

Avani Alice and Laura fill in for Tom Tilley on the Hack

Tuesday 11 June, 2019

After steering triple j’s Hack program through the recent federal election and educating triple j listeners on the benefits of a ‘poo roadie’, Tom Tilley will be taking a break from daily Hack hosting duties to work on an ABC Foreign Correspondent assignment, as well as a book.

Could streaming force the ABC and SBS to merge

Wednesday 29 May, 2019

According to The Australian today, the ABC and SBS could be forced to merge as streaming services wreck the broadcast licence revenue that the government uses to fund public broadcasting.


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