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It has been a turbulent week for the ABC, with questions still to be answered, particularly by the board. Shutterstock

Grattan on Friday: ABC’s challenge is to ‘keep calm and carry on’

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.
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. Joel Carrett/AAP

Government sets up inquiry into embattled ABC chairman’s email

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.
Michelle Guthrie has been criticised for not standing up for the organisation sufficiently, and for her lack of journalistic experience. AAP/Julian Smith

ABC board sacks managing director Michelle Guthrie

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.
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”. Lukas Coch/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Morrison aims to make agility his prime ministerial trademark

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.
The Labor-Green majority report said the Senate should consider censuring Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Dutton back in spotlight after split Senate report on au pair affair

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. Mick Tsikas/AAP

O'Dwyer to business: ‘step up’ to help the 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 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. Mick Tsikas/AAP

View from The Hill: Morrison faces the challenge of community-based candidate in Wentworth

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.
Likely independent candidate for Wentworth Kerryn Phelps could attract a lot of disillusioned Liberal votes. Danny Casey/AAP

Wentworth goes to the polls on October 20

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.

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