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'They're cutting all the good things the ABC does'

Thursday 23 February, 2017
Members of three groups have gathered at the ABC's Sydney headquarters today to protest cuts and an impending restructure being  considered by the board (see our earlier report).

Our reporter at the protest has been talking to some of the protesters to get their views on the proposed cuts:

Protesters rally against ABC Cuts

Wednesday 01 October, 2014
The ABC Board is coming under intense pressure from ABC supporters not to cut crucial ABC programs.

ABC Friends and supporters have rallied outside the ABC Board meeting, protesting the potential axing of Lateline and Friday night's state-based 7.30 as well as possible cuts to ABC Radio.

Publish the secret plans for cuts: ABC House Committee

Wednesday 17 September, 2014

ABC on-air and production staff have signed an open letter to the ABC board calling for greater transparency and engagement with staff in the wake of news that ABC funding could be cut by more than $100 million in the next year.

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull would not confirm the exact figure that the Lewis Review into ABC and SBS efficiency had put forward but indicated it would be 'substantial.'

Friends circle the wagons to defend ABC from LNP

Monday 10 February, 2014

“The Government’s announced efficiency review of the ABC is an outrageous and dangerous interference in the ABC’s independence", said Glenys Stradijot, a spokesperson for ABC Friends.
The national conference held in Melbourne last week focused heavily on devising strategies to defend the public broadcaster after what the organisation sees as “the Government’s attacks on ABC News, the announcement of an ABC efficiency review, and doubt cast on Australia Network’s future.”

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