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ABC will get payments from Google and Facebook

Thursday 27 May, 2021

ABC Managing Director David Anderson told Senate Estimates last night that the ABC has reached a deal with Facebook and Google under Australia's media bargaining code.

The deal will see the multinational digital companies pay Australia's national broadcaster for using its content in search results and in social media posts, which the ABC intends to reinvest in regional services.

David Anderson told the Senate Estimates Committee:

Funding steady for national broadcasters, more money for community broadcasting: Federal Budget

Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has delivered the federal budget with a focus on "creating jobs and rebuilding the economy," as Australia continues to recover from the covid pandemic and to keep it at a very low level compared with the rest of the world.

"Australia is coming back. In the face of a once‑in‑a‑century pandemic, the Australian spirit has shone through," he told Parliament tonight in his budget speech.

ABC's Philip Williams retires

Wednesday 28 April, 2021

After 46 years working for the ABC, radio and tv reporter Philip Williams has decided to retire.

Beginning as a junior stage hand at the ABC's Northbourne Ave studios in Canberra in 1975, Williams moved across to the News Department and has had an illiustrious career since then.

Anzac Day 2021 on the ABC

Thursday 22 April, 2021

The ABC will cover Anzac Day services in all states and territories on Sunday 25 April as marches return to towns and cities across the country.

Live coverage of state and territory dawn services as well as the National Dawn Service and Ceremony from Canberra will be carried across all ABC platforms.  There will also be coverage of Light up the Dawn when Australians will mark a minute’s silence wherever they are – from their driveways, balconies, front gates or farm gates.

A series of Podcast Sessions rounded out day two of #RadiodaysAsia

Friday 26 March, 2021

Rachel Corbett (Head of Podcast and Digital Content, NOVA), Henrik Isaksson, (Regional Managing Director, Acast), Corey Layton (Head of Digital Audio, ARN/iHeart), Tanya Nolan (Head of Audio News, ABC, Australia) and Jaime Chaux  (Head Of Digital - Commercial Radio Australia) joined moderator James Cridland to discuss how Australia is both collaborating and competing in the podcasting space.

Vale ABC Newsreader Jim Graham

Thursday 24 December, 2020
ABC Melbourne newsreader Jim Graham has passed away, aged 63.

He had been on the ABC airwaves in Victoria for more than 20 years, with a radio career stretched back several decades in both commercial and ABC radio.

Jim Graham had also worked for the ABC in Queensland, at Melbourne radio stations 3MP and 3UZ, 3GL Geelong and Bendigo's 3BO.

He was still presenting the afternoon news until a few weeks ago, when he took leave after suffering a heart attack.

He had been recovering in hospital and at home, but died on the weekend.

Media usage habits now available from ABC research study

Thursday 17 December, 2020

Just over half of all Australians (54%) trust journalists, while 32% do not trust them much and 15% do not trust them at all.

The figures come from the latest interactive data made available by the ABC from its national survey of nearly 55,000 people across every State and Territory and in every federal electorate.

Recent immigrants don’t trust journalists very much, but those who have been here longer have more trust. Perhaps this is due to the countries where recent immigrants come from, where media is less free and journalists are less scrupulous.

Coronacast and Trace win Walkley Awards

Saturday 21 November, 2020

Dr Norman Swan, Tegan Taylor and Will Ockenden have won a Walkley Award in the Radio/Audio: News & Current Affairs category for Coronacast.


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