(Source: The Guardian via Michael Bird)
ABC staff have been warned a $14.6m budget cut will be implemented in the next financial year after the re-election of the Coalition.
The new managing director, David Anderson, told staff on Monday morning that a “budget challenge” was looming after his lobbying efforts in Canberra to reverse the cut fell on deaf ears.
The Labor party had promised to reverse the Coalition’s $83.7m “indexation pause” if elected and one of the ALP’s election promises was to give the ABC and the SBS an extra $60m between them.
Anderson has long indicated that more jobs were likely to go to “free up” as much money as possible for content.[…]
With the re-election of the coalition govt the Northern Territory shortwave service has been lost forever.