Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: ABC funding cuts
The ABC’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year

The ABC’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year

From sackings to political scandals, funding cuts to good old-fashioned cock-ups, the national broadcaster didn't have a great one.

Is the ABC the best way to spend public broadcasting money?

Is the ABC the best way to spend public broadcasting money?

Government funded content might not need to go through a big (old) corporation, argues one media analyst.

The clear message behind the government’s ABC cuts

The clear message behind the government’s ABC cuts

The government has definitively told the ABC that if they're not going to stay off the media oligopolies' turf, then they'll be starved. It's going to take some shrewd maneuvering for the broadcaster to come out the other side.

Just how ‘vindictive’ was the government’s ABC cut?

Just how ‘vindictive’ was the government’s ABC cut?

The government singled out the ABC for particular punishment in this year's budget, while it has showered cash on its competitors.

If the ABC crosses the commercial Rubicon, it can never go back

If the ABC crosses the commercial Rubicon, it can never go back

Making the ABC ad-free was a political decision, not an ideological one, but once the national broadcaster goes into the business of making money it will never come back.

No cuts to the ABC? Public broadcaster $100m poorer than in 2013

No cuts to the ABC? Public broadcaster $100m poorer than in 2013

Remember when Tony Abbott promised no cuts to the ABC? "No cuts" turned out to mean $101 million worth of cuts.

Does Mitch Fifield still want to privatise the ABC?

Does Mitch Fifield still want to privatise the ABC?

What does the new Communications Minister mean for Australia's public broadcasters?

Kate Torney on why the ABC needs to change

Kate Torney on why the ABC needs to change

ABC news director Kate Torney is leaving the public broadcaster to become CEO of the State Library of Victoria. She reflects on a very turbulent tenure.

A half-century of the government trying to undermine the ABC

A half-century of the government trying to undermine the ABC

The ABC has been at the centre of a political tug-of-war for decades, writes freelance journalist Andrei Ghoukassian.

Grammar an early casualty as ABC cuts costs

Grammar an early casualty as ABC cuts costs

The ABC's Standing Committee on Spoken English is no more. Who'll make sure ABC staff speak properly now?