ABC management is not continuing with its Annual Public Meetings in which members of the public could hear from top brass and ask questions.
Former managing director Michelle Guthrie, chair Justin Milne and financial officer Louise Higgins spoke at their first and only Annual Public Meeting back in February 2018 at ABC’s Ultimo headquarters in Sydney. Michael Rowland was host of proceedings which was live streamed on the ABC website and Facebook and YouTube.
Viewers could also submit queries Q&A style which were answered online later.
The event was deigned to increase transparency and accountability for the broadcaster, with more to follow.
Bu by September Guthrie and Milne had both gone, to be replaced by David Anderson and Ita Buttrose respectively. Due to the upheaval no further events were held.
While there is no suggestion the broadcaster is dropping its accountability, ABC sources confirmed there are no more Annual Public Meetings planned.