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We need to restore confidence in the integrity of the appointments processes to the ABC board.
A new Chair signals change at the ABC
Ita Buttrose’s announcement that she will be stepping down as ABC Chair gives the government the opportunity to make sure future ABC Board and Chair appointments are independent, transparent and rigorous.
Will Labor deliver for the ABC?
In August I attended the Labor party’s federal conference to lobby in support of the ABC. Along with my colleagues from ABC Friends Queensland I spoke to conference delegates from all states and territories.
Departure from ABC by Ita Buttrose
Ita Buttrose has announced that she will not seek a second term as ABC Chair when her appointment ends in March.
The ABC in the Pacific: trusted but underfunded
The ABC remains the largest and most trusted public media broadcaster in the Pacific - with a strong capacity to support democracy in the region - but funding cuts have taken a toll, a Parliamentary Committee has been told.
And the winners are...
It’s award season and, once again, the ABC’s producers, presenters, performers and journalists have won a host of national and international awards.
YOU DID IT!
David Anderson, the Managing Director of the ABC, has reversed the ABC’s decision to abolish the Sunday state news bulletins. This follows a decision in July to scrap the bulletins as a cost-cutting measure.
Update magazine August 2023
Here is the latest edition of Update magazine from ABC Friends.
Government reviews options to support ABC independence
The Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, has opened consultations into a review of options to support the independence of the ABC and SBS.
Will Digital First attract Gen Z?
A new digital news report shows that most Australians think the ABC is important to themselves personally and to society more generally. However, the ABC’s struggle to attract younger audiences was also reflected in the survey, which showed Gen Z the least likely cohort to say public media is important to them personally.
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