It was perhaps inevitable that someone would lose his -- in this case her -- job over the decidedly unfunny Chaser skit:
In a statement, ABC managing director Mark Scott says Amanda Duthie has been removed from her position after a review of the process which led to the skit being broadcast.The comedy professionals who wrote and performed the skit are guilty of more serious and direct errors of judgement and should also be sacked.
"Where staff are concerned about the potential for satirical material to cause harm they should refer the matter to the next level of management. In this instance, the Head of Arts, Entertainment and Comedy reviewed the segment and did not refer it up," he said.
"This was an error of judgement."