It has been a turbulent week for the ABC, with questions still to be answered, particularly by the board.
After a dramatic week at the ABC that sees them without a permanent managing director nor a chair, there remain serious questions about government interference and the broadcaster's independence.
Before Milne’s announcement Communications Minister Mitch Fifield.
conspicuously failed to back him when addressing reporters.
According to the report, Milne had said that if Guthrie didn't fire Probyn, she would be jeopardising half a billion dollars in funding for the proposed Jetstream infrastructure project.
In a text message exchange with ABC radio presenter Rafael Epstein, Mr Milne said “yes” when asked if he intended to remain in the role.
The ABC affair – which began with the sacking of Guthrie - spun out of control on Wednesday, following the leaking to Fairfax Media of a highly damaging email, showing Milne's editorial interference.
Brendan O'Connor on Labor’s industrial relations agenda
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O'Connor says Labor remains totally opposed to the government's Ensuring Integrity legislation, which the Coalition wants to resurrect. "I can't see this bill in any way being salvageable."
Anyone can buy a hidden camera but the laws surrounding their use are much more complicated.
Some family members of aged care residents have resorted to hidden cameras to detect abuse and protect loved ones. But it's legally murky and erodes the privacy of the resident, staff and visitors.
Estimates out, but happy. Mathias Cormann and Josh Frydenberg announce the smallest deficit in a decade.
The budget outcome for 2017-18 shows a deficit of A$10.1 billion – dramatically less than expected in May, and just 0.6% of GDP. In this year’s May budget, a mere four months ago, the outcome for the last…
Michelle Guthrie has been criticised for not standing up for the organisation sufficiently, and for her lack of journalistic experience.
In a blunt statement, the ABC board has announced the end of Guthrie's tenure as managing director, declaring it was "not in the best interests" of the organisation for her to continue leading it.
The poll comes after Morrison’s burst of intense activity to get on.
the front foot.
The Newspoll two party vote remains much worse than the last days of Malcolm Turnbull, and the controversy over his ousting continues.
Michelle Grattan speaks with University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Deep Saini about the week in politics.
Morrison’s brush strokes on his own portrait are designed to create the image of a leader tuned to the voters’ concerns, rather than the “Canberra bubble”.
Morrison is tactically quicker than Turnbull, just as in his messaging he can cut through more sharply. He's more attuned to the emotional and knee-jerk drivers of today's politics.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has unveiled a package of $4.6 billion over a decade for non-government schools.
After fierce attack from Catholic schools over the new funding arrangements, the Morrison government has announced a new $4.6 billion package for non-government schools.
The Labor-Green majority report said the Senate should consider censuring Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.
The Greens will try to move a no confidence motion against the home affairs minister, but the numbers are not there for it to succeed - proving government members are united.
The Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations has a message for both employers and the long-term unemployed.
The Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations is set to tell businesses leaders at a summit today that they need to do more to assist the unemployed into jobs.
Morrison’s chameleon quality means that he may be able to modify the blokey approach if the focus groups suggest that’s required.
Morrison is conflicted. It's risky for him to play down the allegations of standover tactics, let alone fail to take seriously enough the party's need for more female MPs.
Sudmalis’ announcement follows Victorian backbencher Julia Banks’ decision also to quit at the election, citing bullying.
Morrison met with Sudmalis and said she 'raised a number of genuine concerns' about her treatment in her local Federal Electoral Conference in the NSW Liberal state division.
Morrison’s style of campaigning and how well he goes over on the ground will be carefully watched for indications of his potential strengths or weaknesses come the main game next year.
For Phelps the byelection is important but for Morrison, it is critical. If Wentworth is lost, the Coalition loses majority. There could be some paralysis and the fear in the ranks will increase.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Nick Klomp about the week in politics.
The Liberal Party has pre-selected Dave Sharma for Wentworth, against Scott Morrison’s wish for a female candidate.
The Liberal preselectors of Wentworth have selected Dave Sharma, even though Prime Minister Scott Morrison wanted a female candidate.
View from the crossbench: Cathy McGowan and Rebekha Sharkie on the role of community candidates.
McGowan and Sharkie have given the government their confidence until the Wentworth byelection - after which they will consult with their electorates.
Likely independent candidate for Wentworth Kerryn Phelps could attract a lot of disillusioned Liberal votes.
The byelection is vital for Scott Morrison who will face a very difficult test in his initial days as prime minister. He will encounter a lot of anger in the electorate at the removal of Turnbull.