Documents and cost of Internal investigation (2017 -2018) of convicted paedophile ex-ABC producer - Jon Stephens.

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Dear Australian Broadcasting Corporation,
ABC management conducted an internal investigation into ex-ABC producer Jon Stephens. He was jailed in 2017 for child sexual abuse. ABC hired lawyers and spent an entire year researching. Michelle Guthrie informed Senator Abetz at Senate estimates that they were interviewing nine ex-employees and others.
Could you please provide all documents and costings related to this investigation.

Yours faithfully,
Michael Sudding

FOI ABC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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Michael Sudding