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Staff cuts are inevitable at the ABC

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

ABC Managing Director, David Anderson, told Senate Estimates last night that he believes there will be job losses due to the Governments freeze on the broadcaster’s budget over the next three years.
While acknowledging that this would create a period of uncertainty for staff, he said that while the ABC had been able to find $17 million in savings to date, more work needs to be done.

Applications are now open for ABC Advisory Council Chair

Monday 30 September, 2019

 The ABC is inviting applications for a new member of the ABC Advisory Council to perform the role of Advisory Council Chair.

Apart from chairing the Advisory Council meeting, the chair will also meet with the Chair of the ABC Board, Ita Buttrose and Managing Director David Anderson, to discuss the Councils workplan as well as overseeing the guiding recommendations.

We are not proposing to be above the law: ABC submission to Security Committee

Tuesday 13 August, 2019
“The ABC thinks national security is important and we are not proposing that we be above the law,” said David Anderson, fronting the national broadcaster’s submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

The ABC’s submission, taking place this morning, is focusing on “responsible changes” that could be made to the current laws, so that security issues are taken into account, but that media and whistleblowers can report independently in the public interest.

ABC submission to Joint Intelligence Committee will highlight outdated laws

Wednesday 31 July, 2019
The police raids on the ABC “were an extraordinary act,” according to the national broadcaster’s Managing Director David Anderson.

Our country is a better place because of journalists and whistleblowers: Andrew Wilkie MP

Tuesday 30 July, 2019
Independent Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie gave a talk this evening in Parliament House Canberra about independent media.
Wilkie, a former army officer and intelligence analyst in the Office of National Assessments (ONA), knows first hand about the importance of independent media.

ABC requests action against leak journalists be dropped, Minister Dutton rejects request

Sunday 14 July, 2019

The ABC has written to Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton asking for any police action into two of the broadcaster's journalists to be dropped, but Minister Dutton has rejected the ABC's request, saying "nobody is above the law."

ABC managing director David Anderson (pictured) told staff in an email that the national broadcaster preferrs "to break news rather than be the news."

ABC calls for decriminalisation of journalists and whistleblowers to safeguard public right to know

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

ABC Managing Director David Anderson has called on the Commonwealth Government to decriminalise journalism and bolster protections for whistleblowers to safeguard the public right to know.

ABC Chair and MD meet the PM

Tuesday 11 June, 2019
The ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose, has met with PM Scott Morrision to discuss the recent raid on ABC headquaters at Ultimo by the AFP.

No details of the meeting have been released other than a statement by the ABC outlining the meeting that also included ABC Managing Director, David Anderson and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher.

The ABC sent out the following release

David Anderson says staff cuts at the ABC are inevitable

Wednesday 08 May, 2019

The ABC’s newly appointed Managing Director, David Anderson, has told Radio National that the broadcaster has a couple of priorities that need to be addressed immediately.

David Anderson appointed ABC Managing Director

Friday 03 May, 2019

David Anderson has been confirmed as the ABC's new Managing Director.


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