The Board said:
The decision follows discussions over several months that concluded when directors resolved that it was not in the best interests of the ABC for Ms Guthrie to continue to lead the organisation.
Succession planning receives continuous attention from the ABC Board. It has commenced a formal search process that will involve internal and external candidates. By law, Managing Directors are selected by the ABC Board independently of the Government and Opposition of the day.
Several months of discussions about a dodgy incumbent, an ongoing succession plan and a "formal search process" that the Board stated was underway as at 24 September 2018.
Someone's not telling the truth.
It's taken until today for the ABC to publish this advertisement for a new MD.
The screen shot from the ABC employment website comes with this rider:
Glacial progress at the national broadcaster.