Attacking the national broadcaster "does not constitute a viable business model", ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has told News Corp's executive chairman Michael Miller and the chiefs of the Nine and Ten TV networks.
There's an irony that just as Australian publishers are looking to implement the package of benefits won for them by Nick Xenophon, the man who negotiated them has announced he is getting out of the Senate.
Sydney's Offset Alpine won three of the four gold medals available to it in this year's Australian National Print Awards, announced last night.
The top commercial web jobs were:
• David Jones Christmas 2008 catalogue (web-offset coated stock off-line finished); printed and finished by Offset Alpine; design and prepress by Saatchi & Saatchi; stock Centrefold gloss art from Dalton Web; finishing by Offset Alpine.
• Pendamonium Christmas Catalogue (web-offset coated stock press finished); printed and finished by Cadillac Printing; designed by client Craig Deane Advertising; prepress Wellcom; stock Centrefold gloss art from Dalton Web.
• AWW Winter Favourites (web-offset publications with a cover price); primted and finished by Offset Alpine; design and prepress by client ACP Magazines; stock Influence gloss from Jackaroo Paper.
• Country Road - View No 1 (web-offset un-coated stock); printed and finished by Offset Alpine; design by Fabio Ongarato Design for client Country Road; prepress by Visual Thing; stock Publishers Offset from Dalton Web.
The 'up-and-coming' inkjet digital printing category was one of several in which no gold medals were awarded.