How the ABC salaries got leaked. ABC chief Mark Scott has written an email to staff (obtained by Crikeydetailing exactly how those ABC salaries wound up in News Corp papers. The salary details were accidentally released to South Australian Family First MP Robert Brokenshire who had requested different information through Freedom of Information. Salary details were embedded in an otherwise innocuous spreadsheet.

"My concern for staff was that the ABC had not kept confidential, important private information. We were concerned about a deliberate leak or computer hacking and asked for an expedited investigation from our Group Audit team.