The Abbott Government has announced that it will cut funding to the ABC by $ 50 Million per year. This cut of $ 50 Million is on top of the $ 9 million that was slashed from the budget in May.
More then 500 jobs will be lost at the ABC. Defunding victims include 7.30 editions axed, the bureaus in Tokyo, Bangkok, New Delhi and New Zealand will lose staff and TV production in South Australia will be shut down as well.
Speaking to ABC News Breakfast Opposition communications spokesman Jason Clare said “This Government is ….. cutting the guts out of the ABC and they’re doing it after they promised that they wouldn’t ….”