The ABC Radio host is resigning after more than a decade, but he doesn’t get the on-air fanfare that a departing host normally gets.
- Nicole Chvastek has left ABC
- She was a radio host for 11 years.
- She had filed a bullying complaint.
A radio host’s decade-long career with ABC ended quietly after the regional host resigned, shortly after filing a bullying complaint.
Nicole Chvastek, presenter of ABC Victoria’s Statewide Drive, spent the last few months on leave after filing a bullying claim against ABC at the Fair Work Commission.
The complaint was put on hold when Ms Chvastek left the station, however it is unclear exactly why she left and whether a settlement was reached. Nine’s CBD Column.
Ms. Chvastek’s departure from ABC after 11 years has gone largely unnoticed by many, as all parties involved remain quiet on the matter.
A decade-long run ended on a whimper after veteran regional broadcaster Nicole Chvastek quietly stepped down from her 11-year post as host of ABC’s Victorian State campaign.
ABC acknowledged Ms Chvastek’s contributions to its platform in a short statement provided to Daily Mail Australia.
‘We can confirm that Nicole Chvastek has resigned from ABC and we acknowledge the contribution she has made as the host of ABC Victoria’s Statewide Drive program for the past 10 years.
‘We wish her the best.’
The popular host suddenly disappeared from the airwaves earlier this year, but was scheduled to return in mid-May, which didn’t happen.
Ms. Chvastek’s three-hour show, which has been broadcast from ABC’s Ballarat studio since 2012, was so popular with listeners that it launched a Change.org Petition demanding that they put it back on the air.
The petition quickly reached its goal of 1,000 signatures without success.
“Nicole has been on our airwaves for many years bringing relevant issues and issues to the forefront of public discussion,” organizer Chantel Leaver wrote.
‘She approaches these issues with a passionate and balanced approach and has become a trusted spokesperson for all of us. She is irreplaceable.
“This dismissal is another example of Regional Victoria not being adequately represented in the state arena.”
Ms Chvastek had gone on a month’s leave after filing a bullying claim against ABC with the Fair Labor Commission that has reportedly since been resolved.