An exchange of letters between Tony Abbott and the head of the ABC reveal the prime minister's strict ultimatum to the independent broadcaster: Move Q&A or the boycott continues.
The ultimatum comes nearly three full weeks after the controversial Q&A episode aired in which a former terror suspect questioned a government MP on live television.
Abbott has been waging a very messy war with the ABC since then, implementing a ministerial boycott of the show and openly questioning the loyalty of the national broadcaster.
But letters leaked on Friday show ABC Chairman Jim Spigelman wrote to the prime minister and said the review into Q&A could take between 15-16 weeks.
The most important part of the letter involved Spigelman suggesting that maybe Q&A should be re-classified at the ABC.
"One of the options under active consideration is to transfer the programme to the News Division," he wrote, adding "I see merit in this proposal".