Cut here : reshaping the ABC

Goldsmith, Ben (2014) Cut here : reshaping the ABC. The Conversation.

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Abstract

Monday’s announcement that the ABC will make 80 positions redundant is just the latest move in an enforced process of change to the public service broadcaster. It has a long way yet to run.

The announcement finally put the lie to Tony Abbott’s election eve pledge, live on national television, that there would be “no cuts to the ABC or SBS”. In concert with other recent announcements, it seems clear that public broadcasting – and in particular the ABC – is squarely in the government’s sights.

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ID Code: 74023
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, public service broadcasting, employment, funding
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2014 23:22
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 07:23

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