Nine Chairman Peter Costello (Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

The controversial decision to kill Australian Associated Press (AAP) didn’t go to the full board of Nine Entertainment and was instead taken under delegation by management through the AAP board, Nine confirmed today.

Asked for commentary about the involvement of Nine’s directors, including chairman Peter Costello, Nine spokesperson Victoria Buchan told Crikey:

The decision on AAP was taken by the AAP board. Not the Nine board.  Chris Janz is on the AAP board and the board made the decision in conjunction with the management based on the business and its future.  You should direct any questions to the CEO or the chair of AAP.