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Haussegger to leave ABC for UC gig

By Charlotte Harper - 19 September 2016 5

Virginia Haussegger

After 15 years as anchor of Canberra’s 7pm local news program on ABC TV, Virginia Haussegger will present her final bulletin for the public broadcaster on October 7 ahead of joining the permanent staff of the University of Canberra in November.

Ms Haussegger will take up the position of director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, a gender equality initiative to be based within the University’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), and will focus on the critical issue of increasing the representation of women in government and public sector leadership across Australia and throughout the region.

The ABC has yet to announce a replacement to present its flagship evening bulletin. Colleagues who have regularly filled in for Ms Haussegger in recent years include weekend newsreader Craig Allen and fellow ABC Canberra journalists Adrienne Francis, Narda Gilmore and Siobhan Heanue.

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Ms Haussegger said she was delighted with the appointment.

“This is the most exciting career move imaginable. The 50/50 by 2030 Foundation encompasses all of my professional passions around women, leadership and communication all into one fabulous role,” she said.

“We are at a critical juncture in progressing the representation of women in public leadership and key decision-making roles.

“The scale of the task ahead is tremendous, but I can’t wait to get started.”

In 2014, Ms Haussegger was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her “service to the community as an advocate for women’s rights and gender equity, and to the media”.

In more than 25 years as a television journalist, straddling both commercial and public broadcasting, Ms Haussegger has reported from around the globe for leading current affair programs on Channel 9, the Seven Network and the ABC’s 7.30 Report, which she presented in four states.

In 2011, Ms Haussegger received an honorary appointment as adjunct professor at the University of Canberra. She has been a regular guest lecturer on IGPA’s Strategic Communication graduate and Master of Public Administration programs. She will continue teaching and contribute to the further development of IGPA’s suite of masterclass and executive program offerings.

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5 Responses to
Haussegger to leave ABC for UC gig
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dungfungus 9:29 pm
28 Nov 16
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I don’t know if I missed an announcement about it but tonight’s ABC TV News at 7.00pm was totally non-local.

The presenter was Juanita Phillips-Combet and apart from a brief mention in the weather section there was nothing about Canberra (bar Federal politics) at all.

If this is going to be the new arrangement I will be looking elsewhere.

Hello? Friends of the ABC, where are you?

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creative_canberran 12:37 am
29 Nov 16
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dungfungus said :

I don’t know if I missed an announcement about it but tonight’s ABC TV News at 7.00pm was totally non-local.

The presenter was Juanita Phillips-Combet and apart from a brief mention in the weather section there was nothing about Canberra (bar Federal politics) at all.

If this is going to be the new arrangement I will be looking elsewhere.

Hello? Friends of the ABC, where are you?

Someone dropped their glass of warm Tang over the control panel in the Canberra studio control room. Meant they had to take Sydney’s feed.

New local presenter has been announced, Prof Google can find all the details.

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dungfungus 9:59 am
29 Nov 16
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creative_canberran said :

dungfungus said :

I don’t know if I missed an announcement about it but tonight’s ABC TV News at 7.00pm was totally non-local.

The presenter was Juanita Phillips-Combet and apart from a brief mention in the weather section there was nothing about Canberra (bar Federal politics) at all.

If this is going to be the new arrangement I will be looking elsewhere.

Hello? Friends of the ABC, where are you?

Someone dropped their glass of warm Tang over the control panel in the Canberra studio control room. Meant they had to take Sydney’s feed.

New local presenter has been announced, Prof Google can find all the details.

You must know someone there because the usual ABC contacts know nothing.
BTW, what is “Tang”?

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JC 12:46 am
30 Nov 16
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dungfungus said :

I don’t know if I missed an announcement about it but tonight’s ABC TV News at 7.00pm was totally non-local.

The presenter was Juanita Phillips-Combet and apart from a brief mention in the weather section there was nothing about Canberra (bar Federal politics) at all.

If this is going to be the new arrangement I will be looking elsewhere.

Hello? Friends of the ABC, where are you?

I am shocked to learn you watch such left leaning media. Isn’t the bolt report on at the same time as ABC local news?

Anyway been reported there were technical issues that meant they had to take the Sydney feed.

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dungfungus 12:32 pm
30 Nov 16
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JC said :

dungfungus said :

I don’t know if I missed an announcement about it but tonight’s ABC TV News at 7.00pm was totally non-local.

The presenter was Juanita Phillips-Combet and apart from a brief mention in the weather section there was nothing about Canberra (bar Federal politics) at all.

If this is going to be the new arrangement I will be looking elsewhere.

Hello? Friends of the ABC, where are you?

I am shocked to learn you watch such left leaning media. Isn’t the bolt report on at the same time as ABC local news?

Anyway been reported there were technical issues that meant they had to take the Sydney feed.

I like to be informed JC.

I have many news and opinion sources. I am mature enough to judge what is wheat and what is chaff.

I think ABC News is OK but some of their presenters and the opinions they promulgate are definitely left of centre.

Re “bolt report”, I have no idea what you are talking about here. I checked the TV program and there is no such thing. I think you are confusing nuts with bolts.

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