Milne had directed Guthrie to fire ABC chief economics correspondent Emma Alberici.
The ABC found nine errors in a news article by Alberici on the government's corporate tax policies, and significantly rewrote her analysis piece on the same topic. Get rid of her.
"At all times I have promoted the ABC's importance to the community, including having to defend and protect the ABC's independence", she said, according to ABC.
Around 70 per cent of Australians want a strong ABC, despite government spending cuts and daily withering criticism from its commercial rivals - who balk at unfair competition from the taxpayer-funded behemoth.
The sacking led to an inquiry into Milne's actions and enormous public pressure, including from the broadcaster's employees, who are understood to have been considering industrial action had the chairman remained in his job.
He says he never demanded anyone be sacked because the government didn't like their reporting, but maintains he was entitled to intervene in editorial issues.
"Nobody ever told me to hire anybody, fire anybody or do anything else", Mr. Milne said.
"It would be naive not to understand that the relationship between the government and the ABC is a hard one", he said.
"Yes, I have had questions about it, but they are the same questions that Australians have asked", he said.
After an emergency board meeting held without Milne, the ABC board thanked him for his "experienced leadership" and said it was "grateful for his willingness to put the ABC first in coming to his decision to resign".
Ms Wong said despite Mr Turnbull's claims, it appeared Mr Milne spoke with the former prime minister and a Liberal minister before seeking to have a journalist sacked.
But the Labor opposition party said the government had "bullied" Mr Milne and interfered with the ABC's independence.
Mr Milne, who resigned on Thursday, is also the chairman of two ASX-listed companies - accounting software giant MYOB and communications technology business NetComm Wireless.
Mr Milne said while he was resigning, he had always defended the ABC's editorial independence.
President Joko Widodo said on Saturday that troops were en route to the area to reinforce rescue teams and help retrieve bodies. Indonesia's disaster agency said at least 48 people have been killed from the latest quake but that the figure could rise.
It's the name of the popular comic book arc in which Jean is taken over by the cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force. As she battles with this new reality, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can't understand or contain.
Trump has continued to highlight Kavanaugh's qualifications for the Supreme Court, touting his great legal mind and character. Each senator on the 21-member panel will be allowed five minutes to ask questions, said committee spokesman Taylor Foy.
Some in the audience also grumbled during Trump's remarks when he said "we reject the ideology" of globalism. Only under the guise of foreign interference do the American people feel that they need someone like Trump.
Salah scored 32 Premier League goals last season but he is yet to replicate the same form that crowned him PFA Player of the Year. Liverpool's ideal start to the Premier League season came to an end after they drew 1-1 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Pliskova , who also enjoyed a first-round bye, has found her passage to the title-match rather less straightforward. The unseeded 22-year-old broke Garcia five times on route to a comfortable victory, her first over the Frenchwoman.
He is not a selfish player. "He's a player that is getting better and better", Higginbotham told Sky Sports News. That's in addition to the two assists he's provided and the two goals he scored during the worldwide break.
Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004. Constand, who is 45, was Temple University's women's basketball administrator at the time of the assault .
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Instagram co-founders to exit the company
Facebook's shares were down 2.4% at $161.51 in early trading yesterday, knocking more than $11bn off the stock's market value. Instagram has also largely remained insulated from the issues plaguing its parent company, and it continues to grow.