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ABC Friends urge the government to prioritise the ABC

Friday 04 September, 2020

ABC Friends has questioned the need for a new 'Director' position in the Communications Minister's department.

Michael Cavanagh: beginning the next chapter after ABC redundancy

Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Journalist Michael Cavanagh is one of many staff leaving the ABC during the latest round of redundancies.

As he walks out the door for the last time, he looks back at his achievements and shares the thinking behind his decision to accept a redundancy.


Emma Alberici sets the record straight about her redundancy

Monday 24 August, 2020

Emma Alberici vented her frustration on Twitter just 24 hours after The Australian's coverage of her agreement to leave the ABC after 18 years.
Despite there being a confidentiality agreement in the settlement, Alberici felt compelled to "put the record straight" on a number of issues she felt "needed clarification" and published a number of tweets about how the redundancy was handled.
Alberici has now removed the tweets.

Vale Geoff Duncan

Friday 14 August, 2020

ABC Managing Director, David Anderson, has paid tribute to Geoff Duncan who passed away recently.
Geoff’s long career in broadcast media included his role as GM of 2GB during the 1980’s before taking on the role of General Manager for the Macquarie Network in 1987/1988.
He moved into television as the station manager of Channel 10 Sydney, and then Managing Director of Capital Television.

Labor says the Govt has failed in relation to emergency broadcasting in regional Australia

Thursday 13 August, 2020

The Labor Party says the Morrison Government's "inaction and buck passing" in relation to emergency broadcasting in regional Australia is putting lives at risk, while the Nats are "missing In action."

Vale Aidan Laverty

Friday 07 August, 2020

Aidan Laverty, most recently the ABC Head of Specialist content, has passed away less than three weeks after leaving his role to seek treatment overseas for an unexpected and rare medical condition.
ABC Managing Director, David Anderson, paid tribute to Aidan today

Andrew Olle Media Lecture is cancelled for 2020

Monday 13 July, 2020

The ABC has announced the cancellation of this year's Andrew Olle Media Lecture due to COVID-19. 

The 2020 lecture was scheduled to be held in Sydney in mid-Novemberand will now  return in November 2021 with an announcement mid next year on who will deliver the 2021 lecture. 

The ABC Fresh Start Fund will support podcasts and radio dramas

Monday 13 July, 2020

The ABC will support more than 200 Australian productions and new content ideas through its $5 million Fresh Start Fund, to help safeguard local content and creativity against the impact of COVID-19.

The fund includes support for new science and history podcasts, radio dramas and new series examining major moments and big ideas that changed Australia and the world.

ABC Radio is looking for happy songs

Sunday 05 July, 2020

ABC Radio is currently running, Your Good Vibrations, and calling for happy songs.
This is part of ABC’s focus on mental wellbeing, ABC Your Mental Health, 5-11 July and the songs will be played on local radio and used to create an ABC Playlist of happy songs.  

ABC Radio's Speaking Out celebrates 30 years of giving a voice to Indigenous Australians

Wednesday 01 July, 2020

ABC Radio's Indigenous flagship program Speaking Out celebrates 30 years of giving a voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the national stage.

The program, which first went to air on 1 July 1990, is the nation’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program produced and presented by Indigenous broadcasters.


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