Getting all sides of politics to agree on any changes to the ABC's Charter is probably a pipe dream, but in an ideal world, what should change?
There is little doubt that the ABC's aggressive expansion into online content contributed to commercial alternatives leaving the market.
The era of broadcast is ending and the ABC is already shifting online. It should pour its scant resources into unpopular news gathering and leave everything else alone.
The government has been in ABC attack mode since 2013, the same year it promised in opposition there would be no cuts to the ABC.
The ABC really is Australia’s most important cultural institution. But is it meeting its charter responsibilities to the arts?
If the ABC is to become the central media voice and a cultural agenda setter, it must let go of an old idea of the ABC.