ABC using taxpayer money to fund ‘consequences’ of Milligan’s ‘vindictive’ tweet

The ABC has used taxpayer money to fund the "consequences" of journalist Louise Milligan’s "vindictive" personal tweet, according to Sky News host Chris Kenny.

It comes as the ABC has paid Liberal MP Andrew Laming $79,000 in a defamation settlement over a tweet made by Milligan.

"The ABC has offered no explanation, it’s merely warned all its staff not to do what Milligan did," Mr Kenny said.

"They think it’s all one hell of a joke."