/ 25 January 2024

The ABC of Kim

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There’s a changing of the guard at the national broadcaster with media bigwig Kim Williams stepping into the role of chair, taking over from industry doyen Ita Buttrose. PM Albanese reckons Williams is the right bloke for the job – he lauded his experience and said the former News Corp/Foxtel boss “gets the ABC” and understands what it should be. And being Labor luminary Gough Whitlam’s son-in-law can’t hurt either… Williams called the role a “solemn responsibility”. Note: the ABC hasn’t had the easiest run of late… This week, a group of employees passed a vote of no confidence in managing director David Anderson over his handling of the broadcaster’s coverage of the Israel-Hamas war.

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