November 19, 2015
On the boards of corporate Australia, the same names seem to come up often. CEOs, lawyers and investment bankers are frequent go-tos for headhunters after a name that will fit comfortably and respectably on the boards they’re filling. The ABC’s board, with a few exceptions largely fits this model. But the two women named to […]
November 19, 2014 10
The Communications Minister confirmed the ABC budget will be slashed by $254 million over the next four years -- or 2.6% of its $5.5 billion budget -- while SBS will lose $25.2 million (1.7%) over the period.
October 20, 2014 5
Numerous reviews into the ABC have come up with the same conclusion: the ABC needs more money, not less, to do what it is chartered to do.
October 20, 2014 11
Successive governments have let the ABC adapt to its environment rather than take on the difficult task of discussing what public broadcasting should mean.
August 29, 2014
Next week the Oz's Monday-to-Friday cover price rises from $2.20 to $2.50. And other media tidbits of the day.
July 4, 2014 23
If you thought Albrechtsen was the only ideological appointment to the ABC appointments panel, think again. Co-appointee Neil Brown, a QC and former Liberal Party deputy leader, reckons the ABC should be sold, or, failing that, hobbled so it doesn't compete with the commercial media sector.
July 2, 2014 13
Culture warrior Janet Albrechtsen is to play a key role in appointments at the ABC and SBS
March 7, 2013
Voting begins next week for the plum position of ABC staff-elected director. Crikey reveals the full list of candidates -- led by veteran Aunty journalist Matt Peacock.
November 9, 2012 3
Quentin Dempster is banned from taking up the reinstated staff-elected board position at the ABC after a six-year fight to return due to a legislative clause that nobody picked up on.
April 13, 2012 1
Crikey readers have their say.
April 12, 2012 5
Quentin Dempster easily won the ABC staff-elected director position in 2006 but, almost seven years later, is yet to take up his seat on the board, writes David Salter, veteran journalist and former Media Watch EP.
September 20, 2011 19
Author Christos Tsiolkas has attacked the decision to axe Radio National's Book Show. He writes in an open letter to the ABC board ...
June 7, 2010 1
The appointment of new directors to the boards of the ABC and SBS has proven to be inexplicably and distressingly slow.
December 1, 2009
Yesterday was the closing date for nominations for vacancies on the ABC and SBS boards, and although the "arm's length" appointment process is independent, the parameters are still within the influence of the incumbents.
November 17, 2009 2
Applications close at the end of this month for a vacancy on the ABC board. So what sort of talent does Auntie need, and what kind of person is it likely to get?
November 10, 2009 6
Right-wing commentator Janet Albrechtsen, a controversial appointee by the Howard government, will not be reappointed to the ABC Board when her term expires in February.
June 16, 2009
In tips & rumours today: the best indicator of an imminent election has been the Electoral Commission checking if post offices have sufficient enrolment forms. They just checked.
September 1, 2008 2
Public broadcasting appointments became a sort of extended in-joke by John Howard’s office, writes Bernard Keane.
May 2, 2008
Graeme Samuel and the ACCC ... Wong's water plan and rainwater tanks ... the 2020 PR tender that wasn't ... China's resources grab ... the ABC and latte ...
February 21, 2008 8
Conservative columnist and ABC Board member, Janet Albrechtsen, has breached her promise not to criticise the ABC in public after yesterday taking a swipe at Melbourne’s 774 presenter, Jon Faine, writes Andrew Dodd.