If the Morrison government is returned, Ita Buttrose will have to stand and fight for the ABC.
Good morning, early birds. Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie reportedly received an extra half million dollars in settlement to abandon her unfair dismissal claim, and human rights lawyer Julian Burnside announces he will run against Josh Frydenberg in the seat of Kooyong as a Greens candidate. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Over the past week, journalists and media executives from both sides of the aisle have praised the appointment of Ita Buttrose as ABC chair.
Crikey readers discuss whether the NSW Liberals should be returned to government, the ParentsNext inquiry and the Ita Buttrose ABC appointment.
Ita plans, inter alia, to replace all existing weekend programming with Midsomer Murders.
Ita Buttrose would be an ideal ABC chair for a government that would prefer people not to worry about its attacks on the ABC. But her capacity to provide the broadcaster with the strategic leadership it needs isn't clear at all.
Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is set to extend the ineffective Abbott-era Emissions Reduction Fund by a further 10 years, and Labor sets its sights on banks and company mergers. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.