Today in Media Files, ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has revealed some details of ABC presenter salaries at Senate estimates, and the family of a murdered Maltese journalist has been left to face a defamation case against her.
ABC salary details revealed. ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has told Senate estimates that revealing individual presenters' salaries would breach the Privacy Act, repeating the broadcaster's long-held position on political calls to have the numbers published. Guthrie said the highest-paid talent was a woman, and earned about an eighth of the top BBC presenter's salary -- about $460,000. She said there were about 150 people at the ABC who earn more than $200,000 a year. Communications Minister Mitch Fifield told the ABC earlier this month it must reveal the names and salaries of its top presenters, or the government would introduce legislation requiring it.