Unedited version of a letter in today's Australian....
Rather than take the opportunity to restructure the ABC to get back to
basics it seems Mark Scott is intent on burning it to the ground and
salting the earth behind him. In similar circumstances, in other
institutions, an informed, competent board would step in and end the
farce by sacking the CEO, but ABC's current crop of apathetic chair
warmers lacks the balls to act. If Minister Turnbull wants to leave a
lasting legacy then it's time he stepped in and reframed the ABC's
enabling legislation to provide for the replacement of the board in
cases of gross incompetence or indifference. One way to put an end to
the lasting destruction now unfolding.
Rather than trim the fat Scott has taken the knife to the few remaining areas of the organisation that actually help meet the charter. This is one management team that should be sent packing before they do further damage.