Sacking ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie was never going to be cheap. But new documents reveal what the the lawyers alone cost.
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.
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.
From sackings to political scandals, funding cuts to good old-fashioned cock-ups, the national broadcaster didn't have a great one.
The Milne-Guthrie ABC stoush shows no signs of abating, after the two were called to give evidence before a senate inquiry into ABC interference.
Good morning, early birds. Adani has announced plans for the imminent construction of a scaled-back version of its Carmichael coal mine, Justin Milne and Michelle Guthrie renew their public stoush, and students in Sydney and Melbourne are expected to stage a walk-out in protest of climate change inaction. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey readers discuss the ABC leadership fallout, plus Labor's diminishing push for intelligence agency oversight.
Monday's Four Corners report on the Michelle Guthrie-Justin Milne ABC leadership saga included claims of inappropriate behaviour from Milne. What's the next step?