Board members meeting with ABC Chairman Milne about his future

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.

Meanwhile, those within the ABC are on the back foot as their employer is making headlines in other media.

ABC Director fo News, Gaven Morris  posted a message to ABC News staff on his twitter account saying:

“To staff asking me how to respond to these stories about the ABC, I’ve said this: hold your heads high, look everyone in the eye and get back to your desks, behind your microphones and in front of the cameras and do your jobs well. Your bosses are the Australian people.”

Many responses to the tweets, from ordinary listeners and viewers to the ABC, were supportive of Morris’ statement.


Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland has also questioned the role of the government in linking funding to the positions of certain journos.

As well as coverage in mainstream media outlets of the national broadcaster’s internal crisis, social media has also been swamped with discussion of the topic. Last night on twitter, 6 of then top ten trending stories in Australia were about the ABC issue.

UPDATE: Justin Milne has now resigned.

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