The ABC has recently accepted all the recommendations provided by the review of its complaints process. A major recommendation that they be directly responsible to the Board and bypass the ABC’s editorial staff. However, given the Board wasn’t selected on merit alone for the past decade, as required by statute, and the LNP government ensured it was biased in its favor the only option now is to sack it. Then reappoint a new one and to make the ABC complaints process really independent in accordance with the intentions of the Act. https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episodes/abc/13906138?jwsource=cl
Conspiracists see that as the long-term end-game in which many of those who built trust in the ABC have been recruited to destroy it. What can’t be explained is how they might have been persuaded to sacrifice their precious reputations to contribute to that end.