The ABC of craven capitulation The Shot | By Jo Dyer June 3, 2024 It’s ironic that the Sydney Writers’ Festival event at which Laura Tingle made what has become a bizarrely infamous comment about the pervasive racism of Australian society was a live version of the Insiders we used to have when we used to have nice things on the ABC. Back when David Speers was safely sequestered as one of the saner [...]

Laura Tingle’s statement

ABC Posted 29 May, 2024 Statement by Laura Tingle, 7.30 Chief Political Correspondent For much of the past two weeks, the political debate has focused not on the federal Budget but on the Leader of the Opposition's budget reply in which he pledged to cut migration to deal with the housing crisis. I have written and broadcast on this decision and its implications on ABC platforms numerous times since then. [...]

2024-06-02T13:20:25+09:302024-06-02|About the ABC, Independence, Public Media|

Laura Tingle’s ‘counselling’, – ABC risks giving the bullies a victory

The Guardian | Margaret Simons | Saturday June 1, 2024 In publicising Laura Tingle’s ‘counselling’, the ABC risks giving the bullies a victory. No matter what the national broadcaster does, News Corp and the Australian will keep gnawing at it There are a few things we can assume the ABC board and executive know only too well. First, News Corporation, and the Australian newspaper in particular, will always attack the ABC. [...]

2024-06-02T13:25:26+09:302024-06-02|About the ABC, Independence, Public Media|

Social Media Announcement

May 12, 2024: Today I have announced that the Malinauskas Government is taking nation-leading action to protect our children from social media. We’re examining banning children under the age of 14 from having social media accounts. South Australia would also require parental consent for children aged 14 to 15 to have a social media account. We are seeing mounting evidence from experts of the adverse impact of social media on [...]

2024-05-14T12:33:29+09:302024-05-14|Digital Media, Solial Media|

Truthful, not neutral:

Crikey | Alexandra Wake | March 26, 2024 Why the ABC’s ‘impartiality’ warning isn’t the full story. The ABC’s chair Kim Williams has come out firing in his first week in the role, telling journalists they must acknowledge the broadcaster’s statutory requirement to be impartial or walk out the door. Often, it’s not that simple. It’s always been one of the most difficult things to teach young people, but if they want [...]

2024-03-31T16:55:47+10:302024-03-31|About the ABC, Independence, Public Media|

Kim Williams and ABC Turmoil

Can Kim Williams resolve the ABC turmoil? The Saturday Paper | February 3, 2024 | Quentin Dempster As a child, Kim Williams was obsessed with Lego. At the age of 11, he became the national champion. His mind has always been analytical. He has always wanted to be excellent. In business, he has a reputation as a fierce interrogator of data. His management style is fixed on the practical [...]

Kim Williams to replace Ita Buttrose as ABC Chair

The Guardian | January 24 |2024 |Tory Shepherd and Josh Butler Kim Williams, a former chief executive of News Corp Australia, will replace Ita Buttrose as chair of the ABC. Prime minister Anthony Albanese’s announcement follows union members’ vote of no confidence in managing director David Anderson The prime minister, announced Williams’ nomination on Wednesday morning. Buttrose said last year she and she will finish in the role in March. Albanese [...]

2024-01-24T22:26:27+10:302024-01-24|About the ABC, Public Media|

Kim Williams – Announced as Chairman of the ABC

The Guardian | January 24,2024 | Alan Sunderland Kim Williams is more than just a former Murdoch boss, but his new role does not make it his ABC. The public broadcaster is under siege. Williams must focus on bringing staff and management together again The ABC has a new chairman in Kim Williams and once again across the media landscape the hares are running. You can take your pick: he’s a former Murdoch [...]

2024-01-24T21:50:16+10:302024-01-24|About the ABC, Public Media|

Inside the overhaul at the ABC

The Saturday Paper   December 23, 2023 | Scott Mitchell Six months into a landmark restructure, with more staff leaving and show cancellations mounting, there are increasing doubts over whether the ABC’sstrategy to secure its future with a younger audience can succeed. The national broadcaster’s internal ructions found strong public resonance this month with the axing of The Drum. For some viewers lamenting the demise of the current affairs panel [...]

2023-12-23T16:12:58+10:302023-12-23|About the ABC, Digital Media|

ABC News and The Drum

ABC statement December 12,2023 The ABC has today announced proposed changes that will focus ABC NEWS Channel on its core roles of continuous news, breaking news and news video production, geared to service strong demand from digital audiences, and also expand the role of the Asia Pacific Newsroom as the home of specialist coverage on our region.    As part of these changes, ABC TV program The Drum will not be [...]

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