ABC staff back at work
THE ABC in Queensland has started producing local radio bulletins again after a brief hiatus following last week’s emergency closure of the broadcaster’s Brisbane studios.
Staff returned to work yesterday at a temporary studio based at the Channel Ten studios at Mount Coot-tha, and some production staff will work out of Sydney until a permanent home is found.
ABC management ordered the closure of the building at inner-west Toowong last Thursday after an independent study found female employees reported breast cancer at a rate of up to 11 times higher than the general working community.
Twelve female employees have contracted breast cancer in the past 11 years but the cause remains a mystery.
At least one of the victims has already sought legal advice about possible compensation from the ABC.