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MEAA launches campaign objecting to ABC cuts

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'Hundreds of jobs have been lost.'

ABC hit in Federal Budget

Wednesday 09 May, 2018

In this week's federal budget, the ABC came out worst off, with a freeze in its indexation funding amounting to a reduction of $84 million over three years.

The government says the reduction is aimed to ensure the national broadcaster "finds efficiencies." The ABC says there are no more efficiencies to find and that the cuts will mean job cuts.

Federal Budget outcomes for government media agencies

Tuesday 09 May, 2017

Nothing too drastic in the budget outcomes for ABC, SBS, ACMA, NFSA and AFTRS


The ABC will lose almost 50 more jobs in the next financial year, according to documents released in tonight's Federal Budget. Job cuts had already been flagged for the national broadcaster and these are presumably part of the process carried across financial years.

SYN enters the budget lock-up

Tuesday 12 May, 2015

Melbourne Community station SYN is entering the budget lock-up today before broadcasting the federal budget at 9pm on 90.7FM and SYN Nation as well as RMIT TV.

A collaboration between a number of community stations sees the community radio network mounting significant budget coverage this year.

GetUp campaigns against ABC cuts

Thursday 15 May, 2014
Advocacy group GetUp has begun a campaign to remind Tony Abbot about his pre-election promise not to cut the ABC or SBS.

Following this week's budget, the campaign has expanded to also include education and health.

GetUp gathered supporters to form a human ABC logo, which it is now using as a banner on its twitter page, and has also bought mobile outdoor advertising to get its message across.

ABC Friends urges Senate to block Budget

Wednesday 14 May, 2014

"The Liberal-National Coalition has broken its promise," says ABC Friends national spokesperson Glenys Stradijot.

Last night's budget delivered a cut to the ABC’s operational funding of almost $40m over the next four years. In addition, the Government announced it will terminate the $220 million contract the ABC had to deliver the Australia Network international broadcasting service.  

Cuts will result in redundancies and a reduction of services: ABC's Mark Scott

Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Despite repeated commitments from the government before and after the election that funding for the ABC would be maintained, $120m worth of cut sfrom the national broadcasters budget over the next four years have been announced in the Federal Government’s May budget release.

Operational funding cuts of close to $40m over four years will come on top of the termination of the $220 million contract to deliver the international broadcasting service, Australia Network - we’ll have more on that later today.

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