The Chair of the ABC has announced today that he is resigning as a Director and as Chair.
This is the right decision which puts the interests of the ABC first.
The Government will appoint an Acting Chair and will also commence the legislated process to appoint a permanent Chair. The ABC Act lays down an independent nomination panel process to be followed for appointing the Chair of the ABC.
The inquiry being undertaken by the Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts will continue.
Geraldine Mitchell | 0407 280 476 | Geraldine.Mitchell [at] communications.gov.au
Guy Creighton | 0438 815 302 | Guy.Creighton [at] communications.gov.au