Topic archives: ABC Board

ABC makes new appointments

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 […]

Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

Turnbull reveals the extent of ABC cuts

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.

How the ABC spends its money

How the ABC spends its money

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.

The 30-year history of trying (and failing) to make ABC cuts

The 30-year history of trying (and failing) to make ABC cuts

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.

Media briefs: Strewthwatchwatch … ABC cuts ‘substantial’ … Oz price hike …

Media briefs: Strewthwatchwatch … ABC cuts ‘substantial’ … Oz price hike …

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.

Brown Studies: meet the appointee who wants to sell the ABC

Brown Studies: meet the appointee who wants to sell the ABC

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.

Update: Albrechtsen scores powerful gig at ABC/SBS

Update: Albrechtsen scores powerful gig at ABC/SBS

July 2, 2014 13

Culture warrior Janet Albrechtsen is to play a key role in appointments at the ABC and SBS

ABC board battle: nine staffers woo colleagues

ABC board battle: nine staffers woo colleagues

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.

After six years in exile, why Dempster can’t sit on the ABC board

After six years in exile, why Dempster can’t sit on the ABC board

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.

Shining the light on carbon tax costs

April 13, 2012 1

Crikey readers have their say.

ABC staff-elected board member in exile: Dempster waits on Conroy

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.

Christos Tsiolkas: a slap to the ABC for killing The Book Show

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 ...

After pregnant pause, ABC, SBS board changes announced

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.

Boards: SBS keen on youth, ABC on the bottom line

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.

What the ABC board needs most is…

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?

ABC board no longer in the orbit of Planet Janet

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.

Imminent election?

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.

Influence and the ABC board: A short history

September 1, 2008 2

Public broadcasting appointments became a sort of extended in-joke by John Howard’s office, writes Bernard Keane.

Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

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 ...

Albrechtsen breaks her ABC rule

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.