Good morning, early birds. A former insider has hit out at Coalition "abuse" of the nominations process for the ABC board. Plus, Bill Shorten is reportedly committing to keep Home Affairs. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
The Turnbull government's abandonment of formal processes for communicating with the ABC always looked likely to come back and bite it. They should've taken cues from Honest John.
Voters in Wentworth are, almost by definition, the ABC's ideal supporters. The Liberal Party would do well to remember that in the lead-up to October's byelection.
The ABC's board looks more like that of a listed company than a public broadcaster.
The revelations about ABC chair Justin Milne since Wednesday morning have painted a stark picture of his approach to the job.
The Justin Milne scandal isn't just about a chairman who didn't understand his role, it's about the Liberals having an ally within an institution they are waging war on.
It was not always too much to expect that the ABC would defend controversial work by its journalists. During the conflicts in Iraq, management stood by their people.
Justin Milne's demand for the sacking of Emma Alberici is an unforgivable breach of the ABC's independence. He must resign, and quickly.
Michelle Guthrie's ouster reveals the scale of the modernisation challenge faced by the ABC, and the culture her replacement must navigate.