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‘It’s what Murdoch wants’: ABC veteran slams Lewis review

There’s talk of charging for access to some ABC content, and merging some functions with SBS. The ABC’s Quentin Dempster says that would amount to a ‘commercialisation of the public broadcasters’.

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What we will lose if we destroy the public broadcaster

The ABC is under threat, with the cuts announced in the budget likely to be the tip of the iceberg. ABC journalist and public broadcasting advocate Quentin Dempster warns Coalition MPs to be careful what they wish for: a Murdoch monopoly won’t be all they hoped.

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ABC sets audience targets, but does it have The X Factor?

ABC journalists have been set audience targets, whether they know it or not. Is this about making sure the national broadcaster is producing what we want, or dumbing down Aunty?

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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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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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