On the eve of the 2013 election, the Liberals promised there would be “no cuts to the ABC”.
Yet on top of $254 million in cuts they have imposed since 2014, this Budget contains a further $83.7 million in cuts.
The Liberals gifted $30 million to Fox Sports and relieved commercial broadcasters of $90 million in spectrum license fees, yet they are imposing swinging cuts on the ABC.
This will only force further redundancies at the ABC.
Australians value the national broadcaster and rely on many of its services. Now more than ever, we need strong, trusted and independent public broadcasters.
That is why a Shorten Labor Government will reverse Turnbull’s $83.7 million unfair cut to the ABC, as well as guarantee funding certainty over the next ABC budget cycle
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