The former staff-elected representative on the ABC board has slammed many of the recommendations made in the Lewis review, which was commissioned by the federal government.

The executive summary of the confidential report, a final copy of which is yet to be seen by the ABC board, was obtained by Fairfax and News Corp journalists yesterday. It reveals the review, by former Seven West Media chief financial officer Peter Lewis, recommends merging the back-office functions of SBS and the ABC, charging for access to the ABC's archival content through a subscriptions model (ie. charging for iView content after a certain period), and increasing advertising on SBS.