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Sarah Ferguson to join ABC's Washington Bureau

Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Award-winning journalist Sarah Ferguson will be deployed to Washington DC to take up a special in-depth reporting role for ABC NEWS.


"The drama of the US story is compelling," said Ferguson. "It's the other side of the coin in the great superpower stand-off. And I'll be reporting in the aftermath of an era-defining election."


Tribute to the voices of the 0745 ABC News bulletin

Wednesday 23 September, 2020
ABC Local Radio's new bulletin schedule came into operation this week, dumping the 0745 News due to budget cuts.

While there was little mention of the change on-air on Monday, the very last 0745 bulletin aired on Sunday morning during Macca's Australia All Over program, ending with a tribute to some of the voices of that bulletin heard by listeners during the past 80 years.

Stan Grant joins ABC News as International Affairs Analyst

Monday 21 September, 2020

Stan Grant has joined ABC News in a new multiplatform role.

Grant will provide stories and analysis for ABC Online, 7.30, Four Corners, audio current affairs and TV news. This will include contributing to a new regular China segment on The World each Thursday night, produced by the News Channel and the Asia Pacific Newsroom team.

ABC 0745 News Bulletin quietly disappears

Monday 21 September, 2020
The ABC’s quarter to eight news disappeared quietly this morning.

The final weekday 0745 bulletin went to air on local radio stations last Friday, without breakfast presenters flagging it would be the last bulletin, however, we have been corrected by one of our readers, who points out that there was mention of the format change at the end of Friday's 0745 bulletin.

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.

ABC News strategy expands to digital despite cuts: Gaven Morris

Thursday 02 July, 2020

“Nothing has been left untouched.”

The ABC’s Director of News Gaven Morris explains the strategy behind the recent cut to the 0745 radio news.

In a detailed interview with Steve Ahern, Morris says there is a bigger picture than just cutting a bulletin, the change is part of the rebalancing of priorities to better serve digital audio services, as well as broadcast radio.

RIP ABC 0745 News bulletin

Wednesday 24 June, 2020
After 80 years in its timeslot, the quarter to eight news on ABC metro and regional stations will be axed, as part of the budget cuts announced today by Managing Director David Anderson.

Speaking to ABC Melbourne’s drive presenter Rafael Epstein, the Director of ABC News Gaven Morris explained the decision to cut the bulletin:

David Anderson tells ABC employees to expect some tough decisions on staffing and services.

Thursday 04 April, 2019

The Acting Managing Director of the ABC, David Anderson,  has written to staff telling them that despite extensive requests from the ABC, the Budget papers have locked in the $83.7 million pause in indexation funding flagged in last year’s budget.

He has told staff that on top of the $254 million the ABC has had to absorb in efficiency cuts over the past five years, the first year impact of a $14.6 million cut will mean that to meet costs there will have to be some tough decisions on staffing and services.

Recent controversies have enhanced the independence of the ABC: Gaven Morris

Sunday 17 March, 2019
The ABC’s Director of News, Analysis & Investigations, Gaven Morris this week spoke with Peter Fray on 2SER’s Fourth Estate program.
He discussed the ABC’s independence, the future of journalism and how the national broadcaster has come through last year’s controversies over the former Chairman’s alleged political interference.
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Days like these are not easy: Acting ABC MD David Anderson

Thursday 27 September, 2018

In the wake of Justin Milne's resignation from the position of ABC Chairman, Acting Managing Director David Anderson has put out a message to ABC staff:


Dear Colleagues,

As everyone is now aware, Justin Milne has resigned as ABC Chairman after several very difficult days for the ABC.


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