Newspaper reveals ABC salaries
A newspaper has published the salaries of high profile ABC execs and talent under a Freedom of Information request.
But today The Australian has published the salaries of high profile ABC execs and talent.
For three years the ABC has tried to block Freedom of Information requests seeking the same, arguing that the publication of such information could make staff ‘poachable’ by cashed-up commercial networks.
The extensive list begins with Managing Director Mark Scott and works its way down to the Head of Publicity. There are all sorts of execs named along the way plus top ABC talent in television and radio. Yes, we really needed to know how much the Head of Transmission Network Services earned. Or the Head of Information Technology.
Of course, The Australian has a history of locking horns with the ABC. Might be something to do with free news vs. paywalls.
While the info may well be dated, it could now make for some frosty relationships between ABC colleagues.
And yet all of this on the same day it publishes another article in which Kerry Stokes says execs must be paid well or they will be lost.