ABC Chair and MD meet the PM

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

ABC Chair Ita Buttrose and Managing Director David Anderson had a very productive meeting with the Prime Minister and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts this afternoon.

The ABC raised its concerns about the raid last week and about the implications for media freedom.

The ABC looks forward to working constructively with other media companies to pinpoint areas of concern and to pursue the case for legislative review.

The meeting was organised before the events of last week.

The ABC also discussed resourcing and audience challenges facing the Corporation and the Prime Minister and the Minister indicated a willingness to continue a dialogue about longer term financial security.




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