If the Morrison government is returned, Ita Buttrose will have to stand and fight for the ABC.
A joint attack on the ABC by the Liberals, One Nation and the commercial media sector has fallen apart due to lack of actual evidence.
The government has been in ABC attack mode since 2013, the same year it promised in opposition there would be no cuts to the ABC.
As long as Mitch Fifield has his job, and the current board is appointed by him, there will be a clear view to minimise the ABC.
Former Fairfax editorial director Sean Aylmer has called journalists "insecure" and "miserable", while describing how he needed to pull back from being "too honest" in talking about restructures at the media giant because of leaks to rival outlets.
A government inquiry into the ABC and SBS is about to start, but it could be the smaller broadcaster that is the real target.
The government finally got a win on its media reform bill, but who extracted what along the way?
The Coalition-One Nation proposals to overhaul the ABC Act represent the greatest assault on the broadcaster's independence in a generation.
Media groups featured heavily in the list of people first getting to meet with Communications Minister Mitch Fifield, but tech companies were not.