Women get on-air roles for ABC's International Women's Day. The ABC has pushed most men off-air again for International Women's Day today. Repeating last year's stunt, most on-air presenters will be women across programming on the ABC's radio and TV networks. Male presenters still have to go to work, but not on-air. In a statement, the ABC said last year's effort was well-received. But it's more than the metro newspapers could muster for their front pages -- Sydney's Daily Telegraph, The West Australian and The Australian Financial Review were the only papers with a woman's solo byline on the front-page story today (The Australian had two women, with a shared byline, out of eight bylines on the front page).
The ABC also announced yesterday a new cadetship for women in TV and film, supported by Screen Australia. ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie said in the statement: