ABC to feel the pinch with funding freeze

Original article by Michael Koziol
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: 6 : 9-May-18

The May 2018 Budget includes a freeze on the ABC’s funding until 2022, amounting to savings of $A83.7 million. Despite the freeze, the public broadcaster will still receive funding of over $A1 billion a year. Some $A50 million of the $A83.7 million saved as a result of the funding freeze will be spent over four years on the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the landing of Captain James Cook. Unlike the ABC, SBS will not have its funding frozen.

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