ABC cuts Liberals

The ABC's major internal restructure announcement yesterday has been met with confusion by staff, who are yet to be told how it will be implemented. The restructure, which will abandon the old divisions of TV, news and radio for genre-based teams, comes at the end of a year of significant change, including a restructure in March that cut 200 jobs.

Managing director Michelle Guthrie's address to staff yesterday was short on specifics -- she said the new structure would be rolled out early next year, announced the heads of the three new divisions (or "teams"), and said the changes would help the ABC serve audiences better and where they are. But there was no plan or blueprint for what it would actually look like on the ground, and no guarantee that more jobs won't go.