Melissa Guthrie

Turmoil at ABC Australia to be focus of investigative special

Ousted ABC Australia MD Melissa Guthrie and former chairman Justin Milne are to give their accounts of the inner turmoil at the broadcaster in an hour-long special. The two execs, who were at the centre of a major shake-up at ABC, will be the focus of Bitter End, which is to air as part of ABC investigative […]

ABC board confirms independent investigation into Guthrie exit

The board of Australian public broadcaster ABC has confirmed that an independent advisor is investigating claims made by ousted managing director Melissa Guthrie. In an official statement released by the ABC board, it has clarified the timeline of events that led to Guthrie’s exit from the broadcaster last month.  It has said it received a […]

ABC Australia chairman resigns in major shake-up

ABC Australia chairman John Milne (pictured) has resigned amid claims that he enabled government interference in the journalism of the public broadcaster.  A year into his post, Milne has stepped down from ABC after reports emerged that he had called for certain political journalists to be fired because the Australian government took umbrage with their […]

ABC Australia MD fired halfway through term

ABC Australia managing director Melissa Guthrie (pictured) has been fired halfway into her five-year term with the public broadcaster. ABC chairman Justin Milne, who made the announcement, has said that directors of the board agreed it was not in the best interests of the broadcaster for Guthrie to remain in her role. No specific reasoning […]