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The ABC Country Hour is 75 years old this week

Tuesday 01 December, 2020

Australia’s longest-running radio program, The Country Hour, celebrates 75 years on air this week with special editions of all seven of its state and territory shows.

The ABC upgrades emergency services

Friday 30 October, 2020

The ABC has announced upgrades to its emergency services in preparation for this year’s emergency summer season.

The ABC’s Managing Director David Anderson has launched the broadcaster’s new Emergency website which aggregates information from key national and state emergency services.

The website allows users to search for nearby incidents; check on emergency events in other locations around the country; and connects the user with their nearest local ABC Radio station.

ABC has risen to the challenge, Audio consumption up: David Anderson

Friday 23 October, 2020

In his first appearance before the Senate estimates committee since early March, ABC Managing Director David Anderson told Senators:

ABC staff vote against wage freeze

Wednesday 30 September, 2020

ABC employees have voted against deferring their pay increases this year.

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."

Efficiency, change and pain as ABC staff prepare to walk out the door

Thursday 30 July, 2020

The ABC has been moving ahead with its redundancy process, with the final change proposals sent to staff on 21 July. 

With the expressions of interest in redundancy process now complete, and positions identified for redundancy, the national broadcaster is currently consulting on the proposals with employees and their representatives.

The ABC will be more local, diverse, personalised and capable: MD David Anderson

Saturday 11 July, 2020

ABC Managing Director David Anderson has worked his way up at the national broadcaster since 1989, when he first joined the organisaton as a switchboard operator.

He spoke at the National Press Club this week to push the point about the national broadcaster's value to Australia and also discussed the need for the ABC to be paid by the tech titans for content that appears on facebook and google. Highlights form his speech are below:

ABC unveils its five year plan: 250 jobs to go, flagship radio news bulletin axed, changes at ABC Life

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Up to 250 jobs will go at the ABC as the broadcaster undertakes the biggest shake-up in its 88-year history.

The proposed savings initiatives include:

Hundreds of ABC casual staff have been offered permanent positions

Tuesday 23 June, 2020

The Age is reporting that the ABC has offered hundreds of permanent roles to casual staff even as it prepares to make more than 200 staff redundant because of a budget freeze imposed by the Morrison government.
The positions have been offered as the ABC moves toward unveiling its five-year strategic plan, which could be as early as tomorrow.


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