ABC paid former managing director Michelle Guthrie almost half a million dollars to drop an unfair dismissal law suit, according to the Australian Financial Review.
The figure comes on top of an $800,000 termination payment
Her legal case was settled last week but there were questions around the confidential details.
AFR suggests there were plans to resolve the dispute before the appointment of new chairman Ita Buttrose. But last-minute legal hitches delayed completion of the deal until Friday, after PM Scott Morrison announced Buttrose’s new role.
A spokeswoman for ABC acting manager director David Anderson and the previous acting chairman Kirstin Ferguson said: “I have no comment to make.”