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.
New Zealand's Single Width Users Group will visit two print sites during their 2012 conference event in Christchurch.
Plans for the event are in the early stages, but what is confirmed is that it will be held from August 15-16 in the Chateau on the Park conference and hotel complex adjoining Hagley Park.
Chairman Dan Blackbourn says the committee is expecting to welcome 120 delegates and suppliers to the earquake-torn city. Two days presentations are planned, with site visits to the Fairfax Christchurch plant and the Guardian Print press complex.
Blackbourn says the SWUG committee is looking to expand this conference to include topics specific to the heat set process to attract a number of heatset print employees to the conference.
More information on the SWUG website, http://www.swug.co.nz as it becomes available.