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'They're cutting all the good things the ABC does'

Thursday 23 February, 2017
Members of three groups have gathered at the ABC's Sydney headquarters today to protest cuts and an impending restructure being  considered by the board (see our earlier report).

Our reporter at the protest has been talking to some of the protesters to get their views on the proposed cuts:

ABC protest today about 'illogical changes' in planned restructure

Thursday 23 February, 2017

A coalition of protesters will today gather outside the ABC headquarters in Ultimo to protest restructure plans by new Managing Director Michelle Guthrie.

The protest is planned to coincide with an ABC Board Meeting being held to discuss the restructure.

A spokesperson for the groups has told radioinfo they are extremely concerned that the ABC "is failing to meet its charter obligations and that senior management is not genuinely listening to staff or responding to the needs of its audiences."

ABC management cuts likely in planned restructure

Saturday 18 February, 2017
An exclusive article in Fairfax Media's Sydney Morning Herald says the ABC's new managing director Michelle Guthrie is planning to cut a significant layer of middle management and use money saved to fund more programming.

Campaign launched to save Radio National music shows

Thursday 08 December, 2016

A website has been created in response to the ABC’s decision to cut music programming from Radio National.
The site, savernmusic.com is also urging people to sign an on-line petition arguing the decision has “disastrous implications for the independent and non-mainstream music industry in Australia, and for listeners Australia-wide, particularly in remote or regional areas”.

ABC staff pass no confidence motion in management

Thursday 24 November, 2016

ABC RN staff have moved a no-confidence motion against radio management over recent radio division cuts.

More than 60 Radio National staff met at the broadcaster's Ultimo office today.

The CPSU has confirmed to radioinfo that staff unanimously passed a motion of no confidence, citing " systemic failure" in senior radio management and "the erosion of the editorial and managerial responsibilities of executive producers."

ABC News on Facebook Messenger

Monday 31 October, 2016

ABC News has a new way for Australians to stay across the news, with the launch of a dedicated news service on Facebook Messenger.

There is no mass media now: ABC's Michelle Guthrie

Saturday 29 October, 2016
In a major speech to The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne last night, ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie outlined the direction for the ABC in the era of social and mobile media.

She also revealed a series of changes on the way for ABC Radio and ABC News, as revealed earlier by radioinfo.

ABC Local Radio looks to the future

Friday 28 October, 2016

ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie will introduce changes to ABC Local Radio's brand and approach in a speech at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne tonight.

In  a memo to staff from the Director of ABC Radio, Michael Mason said,

" We’ve put a lot of thought into revitalising the Local Radio brand to make sure it resonates for current and future audiences in the way they want it to.  A major development has been optimising the Local Radio websites for live and on-demand audio.  

NEMBC offer conference opportunity

Friday 21 October, 2016

Due to popular demand, the NEMBC has made available half day conference registration with attendance starting from afternoon tea, a choice to attend one of two workshops and an opportunity to listen to Michelle Guthrie’s (ABC Managing Director) keynote speech - All for a very special fee of $99.

This offer is only for a limited number of positions and once booked out, there will not be another opportunity to book.

Michelle Guthrie to keynote NEMBC National Conference

Monday 10 October, 2016

ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie will be the keynote speaker at the NEMBC National Conference on 26 November at the Novotel Sydney Central.


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