More ABC cuts

Following on from the recent cuts to the ABC budget ( the ABC reported that they’re going to lay off 250 staff to make up for the $41 million funding shortfall.

While the government denies any funding cut they booked a saving of $84m over the current triennium, or $41m per annum to the end of the 2022 financial year. The ABC has lost $783m in funding since the Coalition came to power in 2014.

Scott Morrison appointed Chairperson, Ita Buttrose, has written a letter to the minister responsible for ABC Cuts Paul Fletcher. We’ll have to wait to see how that goes (tip: Don’t hold your breadth).

Further reading:

ABC to cut 250 jobs to meet $41m budget shortfall  –

Job cuts in ‘arduous year’ –

ABC chair Ita Buttrose writes stern letter  –

Scott Morrison said there had been ‘no cuts’ to ABC funding –

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