A source from a leading Sydney post-production house that works closely with Sky News has confirmed that Sky News
has lost its attempt to take over the DFAT-run television service to the Asia Pacific
region from ABC Asia Pacific. Downer is expected to make an announcement this afternoon that ABC Asia Pacific is the
preferred tenderer.

DidSMH editor Alan Oakley tell Mike Seccombe that he’ll never write politics again? Is that why he took a redundancy package?

And has SMH worked out a solution to the Alan Ramsey problem?
The word is that because it wouldn’t be a good look to let him take
redundancy now, an offer may be made whereby he can take the redundancy
package any time he likes as long as it’s far enough off into the
future that no-one will think he was part of the mass exodus.