Sacked ABC boss Michelle Guthrie has been paid $800,000, but wants more

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The ABC’s ousted managing director, Michelle Guthrie, sacked by the board two months ago half-way through her five-year term, has been given an $800,000 payout, but has launched legal action for more, the national broadcaster reports.

A company spokesperson confirmed a termination payment had been made in line with her contract but did not cite a figure.

The ABC said it spoke to sources involved in the negotiations who confirmed the $800,000 payment.

She has also seeking redress through the Fair Work Commission.

Both Guthrie and former ABC chairman Justin Milne, who stepped down two days after dismissing Guthrie amid accusations that he attempted to interfere with the editorial independence of the broadcaster, have been asked to appear before a Senate inquiry into the matter this Friday.

The ABC has more on the latest developments here.