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How the ABC spends its money

Numerous reviews into the ABC have come up with the same conclusion: the ABC needs more money, not less, to do what it is chartered to do.

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The 30-year history of trying (and failing) to make ABC cuts

Successive governments have let the ABC adapt to its environment rather than take on the difficult task of discussing what public broadcasting should mean.

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Media briefs: Strewthwatchwatch … ABC cuts ‘substantial’ … Oz price hike …

Next week the Oz’s Monday-to-Friday cover price rises from $2.20 to $2.50. And other media tidbits of the day.

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Brown Studies: meet the appointee who wants to sell the ABC

If you thought Albrechtsen was the only ideological appointment to the ABC appointments panel, think again. Co-appointee Neil Brown, a QC and former Liberal Party deputy leader, reckons the ABC should be sold, or, failing that, hobbled so it doesn’t compete with the commercial media sector.

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Update: Albrechtsen scores powerful gig at ABC/SBS

Culture warrior Janet Albrechtsen is to play a key role in appointments at the ABC and SBS

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ABC board battle: nine staffers woo colleagues

Voting begins next week for the plum position of ABC staff-elected director. Crikey reveals the full list of candidates — led by veteran Aunty journalist Matt Peacock.

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After six years in exile, why Dempster can’t sit on the ABC board

Quentin Dempster is banned from taking up the reinstated staff-elected board position at the ABC after a six-year fight to return due to a legislative clause that nobody picked up on.

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Shining the light on carbon tax costs

Crikey readers have their say.

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ABC staff-elected board member in exile: Dempster waits on Conroy

Quentin Dempster easily won the ABC staff-elected director position in 2006 but, almost seven years later, is yet to take up his seat on the board, writes David Salter, veteran journalist and former Media Watch EP.

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Christos Tsiolkas: a slap to the ABC for killing The Book Show

Author Christos Tsiolkas has attacked the decision to axe Radio National’s Book Show. He writes in an open letter to the ABC board …

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After pregnant pause, ABC, SBS board changes announced

The appointment of new directors to the boards of the ABC and SBS has proven to be inexplicably and distressingly slow.

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Boards: SBS keen on youth, ABC on the bottom line

Yesterday was the closing date for nominations for vacancies on the ABC and SBS boards, and although the “arm’s length” appointment process is independent, the parameters are still within the influence of the incumbents.

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What the ABC board needs most is…

Applications close at the end of this month for a vacancy on the ABC board. So what sort of talent does Auntie need, and what kind of person is it likely to get?

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ABC board no longer in the orbit of Planet Janet

Right-wing commentator Janet Albrechtsen, a controversial appointee by the Howard government, will not be reappointed to the ABC Board when her term expires in February.

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Imminent election?

In tips & rumours today: the best indicator of an imminent election has been the Electoral Commission checking if post offices have sufficient enrolment forms. They just checked.

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Influence and the ABC board: A short history

Public broadcasting appointments became a sort of extended in-joke by John Howard’s office, writes Bernard Keane.

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Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

Graeme Samuel and the ACCC … Wong’s water plan and rainwater tanks … the 2020 PR tender that wasn’t … China’s resources grab … the ABC and latte …

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Albrechtsen breaks her ABC rule

Conservative columnist and ABC Board member, Janet Albrechtsen, has breached her promise not to criticise the ABC in public after yesterday taking a swipe at Melbourne’s 774 presenter, Jon Faine, writes Andrew Dodd.

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The ABC gets off lightly at Senate Estimates

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott and the ABC had their easiest appearance at Senate Estimates for years, writes Glenn Dyer.

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How will the new government handle ABC funding?

ABC Managing Director Mark Scott returns to his desk next Monday to face, among other things, the most crucial challenge in the ABC’s calendar – the preparation of the triennial funding submission, writes Margaret Simons.

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Who should join the ABC board in 2008?

Two ABC Board positions become vacant early in the new year. This represents a quarter of the Board, and could shift the centre of gravity of the organisation. So how will the new Government prove itself in the making of these vital appointments? asks Margaret Simons.

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Essay: The taking of the ABC

John Howard’s legacy will include an Australian Broadcasting Corporation Board packed with rightwing radicals, linked to industry funded think tanks hostile to public enterprise, writes Friends of the ABC spokesman, Professor Alan Knight.

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Lazy ABC dropping the ball with early holidays

Tonight Australian Story, Four Corners and Media Watch finish up for the year. Tomorrow night it’s Foreign Correspondent. That’s disgraceful, writes Glenn Dyer.

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Rupert and Howard – parallels aplenty

As the News Ltd press, albeit with some notable individual exceptions, collectively finishes off the Prime Minister by withdrawing their support, the parallels between John Howard and Rupert Murdoch get even more interesting.

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No to ABC ads: 8c a day is enough

I welcome ABC managing director Mark Scott’s public declaration that the ABC will not be taking advertisements on ABC websites, says Quentin Dempster.

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