Ita Buttrose

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Au revoir for ABC luminaries while Leunig lays into the Age | Weekly Beast
Fran Kelly and Gaven Morris step down, with latter highlighting pride in diversity push. Plus: tributes for Crikey co-founder Christian Kerr

Amanda Meade

03, Dec, 2021 @1:32 AM

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‘Grotesque, leftwing back-scratching’: failed Senate inquiry into ABC leaves Coalition enraged | The Weekly Beast
Labor and Greens heed Ita Buttrose’s call to ‘defend the independence’ of the national broadcaster but move draws fire. Plus: Folau doco raises eyebrows

Amanda Meade

26, Nov, 2021 @1:07 AM

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Senate inquiry into ABC suspended after Labor and Greens motion gets cross-bench support
PM backed investigation of broadcaster’s complaints handling, as ABC chair decried it as ‘political interference’

Amanda Meade

24, Nov, 2021 @12:36 AM

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Scott Morrison backs Senate ABC inquiry, saying national broadcaster ‘not above scrutiny’
ABC chair Ita Buttrose says the national broadcaster ‘is not the enemy’ of the federal government

Paul Karp

15, Nov, 2021 @2:40 AM

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ABC chair Ita Buttrose accuses Coalition of ‘political interference’ and ‘intimidation’
Buttrose launches blistering attack after Senate establishes inquiry into ABC’s complaints handling process

Amanda Meade

14, Nov, 2021 @3:37 AM

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ABC board defends Ita Buttrose against ‘disrespectful’ spray by Liberal powerbroker
Joseph Gersh says Michael Kroger was ‘out of line’ on Sky News Australia when he called ABC chair a ‘hopeless failure’ who should resign over biased programs

Amanda Meade

03, Jun, 2021 @6:22 AM

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ABC chair Ita Buttrose accuses government of 'political interference' in draft letter to Paul Fletcher
Exclusive: Buttrose mounts robust defence of broadcaster’s independence in response to questions about Four Corners’ episode Inside the Canberra Bubble

Amanda Meade

14, Dec, 2020 @2:29 AM

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'I have no intention' of sacking ABC chair Ita Buttrose, minister says
Paul Fletcher says he is within rights to expect a ‘serious and substantive’ response from Buttrose over Four Corners story into Christian Porter and Alan Tudge

Daniel Hurst

13, Dec, 2020 @12:46 AM

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ABC accuses Morrison government of using News Corp to attack its journalism
Government tactics criticised after the Australian newspaper briefed about a series of Coalition questions meant for the ABC before the broadcaster even received them

Amanda Meade

02, Dec, 2020 @2:10 AM

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Communications minister Paul Fletcher complains to ABC about Four Corners program
Minister asks Ita Buttrose why an episode which alleged inappropriate conduct by two ministers was considered newsworthy

Amanda Meade

01, Dec, 2020 @1:57 AM

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Ita Buttrose says intensifying campaign against ABC contains 'malicious garbage'
Head of public broadcaster dismisses detractors while saying federal police raids on its headquarters were ‘clearly designed to intimidate’

Luke Henriques-Gomes

23, Nov, 2020 @9:45 AM

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Ita Buttrose asks ABC staff to vote on six-month wage freeze
Chair tells staff $5m saving would not go back to government but be diverted to emergency broadcasting services and public interest journalism

Amanda Meade

11, Sep, 2020 @3:48 AM

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