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Ita Buttrose named ABC Chair

Wednesday 27 February, 2019
The government has named Ita Buttrose as the new ABC Chair.

Federal Cabinet met in Sydney yesterday, and approved the appointment for the next five years, then the decision went through an approval process, consulting the opposition and taking it to the governor general for assent.

Recruitment company Korn Ferry was commisssioned by the government to compile a short list, but Buttrose's name was not on it.

Board members meeting with ABC Chairman Milne about his future

Thursday 27 September, 2018

Members of the ABC Board are currently meeting with Chairman Justin Milne to discuss his future.

It is believed the board members are urging him to stand aside as ongoing revelations about his role in pressuring the former Managing Director continue to emerge.

Leaks continue from those supporting the sacked Managing Director and those supporting the board, as both parties position themselves for threatened legal action concerning Michelle Guthrie's sacking.

Criticising the ABC not the solution to commercial media problems: ABC Chairman

Friday 18 August, 2017

Speaking to parliamentarians in Canberra this week as part of the ABC's annual 'showcase,' new ABC Chairman Justin Milne addressed criticism of the ABC for pushing out its content on new platforms.

While I am sympathetic to the concerns of the commercial sector as it seeks new business models in a severely disrupted media landscape, criticising the ABC is not the solution to their problems, he said.

Milne continued:

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