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Aug 28, 2014

‘It’s very dire’: ABC budget cuts shaping up to be far worse than expected

Cuts to the ABC budget first flagged in May are shaping up to be far larger than expected, with insiders describing the situation as "very dire".

Further cuts to the ABC budget, first flagged in May, are shaping up to be far larger than expected, with insiders describing the situation as “very dire”.

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21 thoughts on “‘It’s very dire’: ABC budget cuts shaping up to be far worse than expected

  1. klewso

    So. The pig gets it?

  2. Draco Houston

    Why do they have ministers at all in this administration? As far as I can tell they just sit around getting overruled on everything.

  3. Terry Goulden

    Maybe the ABC management should put the cuts to a referendum of viewers/listeners. That way we city dwellers can vote down supporting regional programming which only gets a small audience and get rid if wankas such as Macca on 702 and Tony Jones and Q&A

  4. Johansen Frank

    I agree with cutting services to the bush- they voted for these bastards- but leave Tony Jones and Q & A alone thank you.

  5. Bucko

    sounds more like payback for not hip hooraying everything this Govt does. Look out Crikey, you’ve been a bit lippy lately

  6. SusieQ

    Won’t Rupert be happy!

  7. Barbara Bradshaw

    I think the Nationals will cave in and let their constituency be trashed again.

  8. Kevin_T

    the ABC could save $70 million through back-room efficiencies and by outsourcing production to the private sector.

    I guess that’s because the Private Sector doesn’t value add to make commercial profits in the way that the ABC does….

  9. DF

    You should see/hear what they have done to Radio Australia (Asia-specific shows aimed at Asian audiences cancelled) and what is about to happen to the Australia TV Network into Asia and the Pacific in 3 weeks time (hint: it is shutting down).

    Allegedly to save $20 million a year, which is half the cost of introducing chaplains into schools. Of course what it’s really about is cutting out the competition to Rupert’s News.

  10. mikehilliard

    The first (nut)job to go should be Albrechtsen.

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