The ex-chair of the ABC told staff at radio station Triple J that activists who get ahead of public sentiment can be “burnt at the stake”, as they discussed moving their Hottest 100 countdown from Australia Day.
ABC board directors say they weren’t aware the broadcaster’s ex-managing director Michelle Guthrie was concerned about attempts at political interference until she handed them a dossier of allegations.
Ita Buttrose is the new chair of the ABC, with the prime minister declaring the businesswoman, journalist and former magazine editor has the “strength, integrity and fierce independence” needed to do the job.
Businesswoman, journalist and former magazine editor Ita Buttrose has reportedly been approved as the next chair of the ABC by the Morrison government.
The next chief executive of NAB has a “mountain to climb” to bring the bank into line with community expectations, its outgoing chairman believes.
Australian mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto have joined the push for an indigenous voice to federal parliament, with BHP stumping up $1 million to add action to its words. But the Prime Minister says their position won’t sway his own stance.