Following on from the recent cuts to the ABC budget (https://www.thedodgybrothers.com/no-cuts-to-the-abc/) 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).
ABC to cut 250 jobs to meet $41m budget shortfall – https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jun/09/abc-seeks-voluntary-redundancies-to-make-up-41m-budget-shortfall
Job cuts in ‘arduous year’ – https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/abc-pushes-ahead-with-job-cuts-in-arduous-year-20200609-p550wh.html
ABC chair Ita Buttrose writes stern letter – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-26/abc-news-cuts-ita-buttrose-letter-communications-minister/12395280
Scott Morrison said there had been ‘no cuts’ to ABC funding – https://thewest.com.au/business/media/scott-morrison-said-there-had-been-no-cuts-to-abc-funding-ng-b881589287zTweet