EXCLUSIVE: ABC still needed as public broadcaster but changes needed to reflect all Australians

The ABC still has a place in the Australian media landscape as the national broadcaster, but it needs to evolve away from unwarranted financial cuts to the organisation, commentators have stated. Panellists have claimed in a discussion on Western Perspective that the ABC is still relevant and improvements were needed reflect all Australians, but savings…

EXCLUSIVE FEATURE: Neil Bennett 40 years in Meteorology

Neil Bennet, esteemed meteorologist, has reached a 40 year milestone in his career and we wish him the biggest congratulations! We sat down with Mr Bennet to talk about his work, highlights and what’s next. Mr Bennet revealed instead of going to university after graduating secondary school, he saw a job advertisement at the UK…

ABC calls on Dutton to stop investigations into its journalists

The ABC has appealed to Peter Dutton to stop police investigations into two of its journalists. ABC managing director David Anderson indicated that contact had been made to the Home Affairs minister to drop investigations into reporters Dan Oakes and Sam Clarke. In an email to staff, he said that the ABC had requested that…

OPINION: Why Should You Care About AFP Media Raids?

Opinion Piece By: Martin Turner, WA Media Section President, Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance Extensive raids by Australian Federal Police on the home of a News Corporation journalist for her work on the ability of spy agencies to surveil the public and on the head office of the ABC in Sydney regarding reporting on potential war crimes involving…

Australian Federal Police raid ABC over Defence documents in Afghan Files reports

Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers have raided the ABC’s Sydney offices following revelations leaked secret government documents formed the basis of investigative reports by the national broadcaster. Officers visited the Harris Street building in the inner-city suburb of Ultimo over television and online reports in 2017 called “The Afghan Files”, that purported to contain secret…

Ita Buttrose Announced as New Chair of the ABC

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced Ita Buttrose as the new chair of the ABC. Mr Morrison formally made the announcement in a press conference on Thursday after revelations earlier in the week that the federal government had approved her appointment. “Australians trust Ita,” Mr Morrison said. “I trust Ita and that’s why I have…

Inquiry Needed to Address ABC’s independence Issues: Union

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) has called for a public inquiry into last week’s saga engulfing the ABC, that resulted in the sacking and resignation of two members of its management hierarchy. Media section president Martin Turner said an investigation to clarify the independence of the ABC’s board and editorial content from the…

OPINION – The Liberals versus ABC Journalists

Opinion written by Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies  Justin Milne’s resignation as chair of the ABC is yet another moment in an ongoing feud between the Liberal Party and ABC journalists. Allegations that he tried to fire journalists who were “hated” by the Australian Government were the reason that…

Justin Milne Resigns As ABC Chairman

Justin Milne has resigned as ABC chairman following a week of turmoil within the public broadcaster. ABC directors met in a crisis meeting on Thursday without Mr Milne concerning the biggest management emergency in the organisation resulting in a request to step aside while a government investigation took place, prompting him to step down. The…