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Who are the people lining up to replace Guthrie?

Which media executives are dusting off their CVs in a bid to fill Guthrie's shoes? Crikey looks at some of the names floating around.


Have you got what it takes to be the ABC’s next managing director?

Must have experience as a high-level editor of major national journalistic outlet, manager of radio and/or television broadcaster, an executive of digital content creation and distribution platform, a drama/light entertainment commissioning executive, a chief liaison with key stakeholders, and financial and strategic planning expertise.

The new ABC managing director must cancel Rage

It’s time to make this, truly, our ABC. The Australian public has some demands.

Ramsay Centre spruikers know that Marxism is a Western philosophy, right?

If these toffs really can’t see that studies in decolonisation or trans-national feminism or queer theory or, for heaven’s sake, Marx are not absolutely entwined in the great exchange of ages they defend, then they have not been reading.

Nightmare on Macquarie St looms despite strong NSW Liberal performance

The disastrous scenario of a return to government by NSW Labor -- which previously brought the state perhaps its worst ever corruption -- is looking more and more possible.

Horne Prize reneges on diversity drive

The guidelines of the Horne essay prize have been changed after David Marr and Anna Funder quit in protest.

Biloela girls and baby in on-shore detention showing ‘behavioural disturbance’

Doctors have raised troubling concerns about the rare instance of three young girls in long-term detention.

Trying to understand the humanitarian disaster in Yemen

A report from a UN delegation to Yemen found that atrocities on both sides of the Yemeni civil war continue to mount. But, as one member of the delegation found, it's hard to express the full measure of the tragedy.

News Corp journos’ spin on the latest Newspoll result is baffling

But it's probably the result of occupational hazard.

ABC chairman wanted Guthrie to sack Emma Alberici

ABC chairman wanted Guthrie to sack Emma Alberici

Good morning, early birds. New revelations emerge about the tension between sacked ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie and chairman Justin Milne. Plus, the printing company that raked in half a million dollars of tax payers' money despite not owning a single commercial printer. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Liberals turn to pokies king Roger Corbett to manage Tony Abbott exit

Roger Corbett, arguably Australia's biggest pokies pusher, is likely to chair Tony Abbott’s upcoming Federal Electorate Conference for Warringah.

How the world is reacting to Mark Knight’s Serena Williams comic

We are small nation, but punch well above our weight when it comes to blithe racism.

Serena Williams cartoon is evidence of News Corp’s failing culture war

Mark Knight's cartoon was unmistakably racist, but the bigger story here is how News Corp Australia's unique brand of racism is embarrassing the company's global brand.

Ten years, $22 trillion and 400,000 thinkpieces

Welcome to Side View -- a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: high-speed Geiger counters, Wendell Willkie, and when the answer is "no I'm not OK".

Justin Milne doesn’t understand his job and must go — now

Justin Milne's demand for the sacking of Emma Alberici is an unforgivable breach of the ABC's independence. He must resign, and quickly.


Defamation law could prevent us knowing the whole truth about Guthrie’s demise

We're clearly not getting the full story from the ABC board. And if Australia's defamation laws don't change, we likely never will.


Death by a thousand cards: staff weigh in on Guthrie’s sacking

In September, Guthrie told staff to try and boost morale by handing out thank you cards with images of a corny character named Larry. It could have been the last straw.

The short and tumultuous reign of an ABC boss

A look back at Crikey's coverage of the troubled times of Michelle Guthrie.

The ABC’s unusual explanation as to why the board sacked Guthrie

ABC chairman Justin Milne's call for "fresh leadership" less than halfway through Guthrie's term is peculiar.

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Weak Morrison now leads a world-class political circus

Never has there been a new Prime Minister with less authority than Scott Morrison, who leads not so much a party as an ongoing civil war.

Morrison is right on aged care funding: reports of cuts are fiction

The claim that the Coalition cut funding from aged care is a bald-faced lie, and one that points to the problems with a royal commission into the sector.

The truth about political nanny troubles

There's good reason these scandals cause such damage all around the world: they sum up everything we hate about politicians.


Holy Wars

How The Australian targets and attacks its enemies


The ballad of Ken Wyatt

The Aged Care Minister has strongly denied rumours he's considering defecting to Labor, but a look over his career shows he's been given every reason to think about it.


Why Justin Milne can’t be sacked. Literally.

It is very difficult to sack a statutory appointee like Justine Milne -- and deliberately so. That puts the onus on him to resign.


The death of the ‘safe Liberal seat’

The Liberal Party can't afford to take these constituencies for granted anymore. But what does it mean to be a "Liberal" seat now anyway?

A Sunday afternoon trying to make the Liberal Party great again

A new book proposes a plan to fix the Liberal parties leadership woes.

Disasters of Brexit expose the fragility of democracy

A second Brexit referendum may come to pass -- and would be as genuine expression of democratic vote, despite what Leavers may say -- but if not, it's enough just to see the Tories squirm.

Prying Eyes

How personal surveillance invades our lives 24/7


How the ABC’s culture hobbled Guthrie’s mission for modernisation

Michelle Guthrie's ouster reveals the scale of the modernisation challenge faced by the ABC, and the culture her replacement must navigate.


Guthrie sacking brings problematic tenure to a close

Michelle Guthrie's stint as ABC managing director was marked by constant criticism about her priorities and lack of broadcasting and journalistic background.


Politicians only complain about Murdoch’s influence after they quit

Those complaining about Rupert Murdoch wielding influence over prime ministers ignore the fact that prime ministers assiduously seek his favour.

Why the case against Tim Blair for alleged transgender vilification failed

Although Blair's comments came "close to the line" of inciting severe ridicule, they didn’t quite cross it. Ultimately, the case failed.

Asset write-downs forecast gloomy days ahead for regional TV

Despite a sunnier outlook for big players like Nine and Seven, regional TV affiliates continue to write down asset values as revenue and profit forecasts worsen.

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