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Labor shadow ministers call for clarity on radio as an essential service

Thursday 02 April, 2020

As COVID-19 restrictions on movement tighten around Australia, radio staff are increasingly uncertain of their official status as essential workers because it has not yet been publicly clarified by Federal or State governments (see our earlier report).

Labor says the Liberals have misled on ABC funding

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Labor's Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, says the Morrison Government has thumbed its nose at recommendations from two separate inquiries that there be stable funding for the ABC, and resorted to excuses in response.

 
In a statement released today the Member for Greenway says

Labor pledges to reverse Liberal cuts to the ABC

Thursday 07 March, 2019

The Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, says Labor has committed to reversing the Liberals’ $83.7 million cut to the ABC, as well as guaranteeing stable funding over the next budget cycle.

Labor says a question mark continues to hang over the Enhanced Newsgathering Program funding for the ABC which was introduced by Labor in 2013, then cut back by the Liberals.

Funding runs out in only a few months and the Minister has not confirmed whether it will be continued.
 

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