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|Allegations of political interference in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (report)||580.47 KB|
On 16 October 2018, the Senate referred the following matter to the Environment and Communications References Committee (committee) for inquiry and report by 29 March 2019:
The allegations of political interference in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), with particular reference to:
(a) the termination of ABC Managing Director, Ms Michelle Guthrie;
(b) the conduct of the Chair and the Board;
(c) the structure, composition and appointments of the ABC Board;
(d) the political influence or attempted influence of the Government over ABC editorial decision-making, including:
(i) outcomes of the Competitive Neutrality of the National Broadcaster Inquiry and Efficiency Review—ABC and SBS, and
(ii) the role of funding uncertainty in facilitating political influence;
(e) governance, legislative and funding options to strengthen the editorial independence and strength of the ABC to prosecute its charter obligations; and
(f) other related matters
This report comprises the following four chapters: