Give us financial freedom: ABC chief

Original article by Stephen Brook
The Australian – Page: 5 : 22-Nov-18

The ABC’s acting MD David Anderson says the public broadcaster’s independence has not been compromised. However, he has called for the ABC to have financial independence in addition to editorial independence, and he has called for an alternative to its current three-year funding cycle. The federal government’s May 2018 Budget effectively reduced the ABC’s funding by about $84m due to a three-year funding freeze. The ABC posted a loss of $71.2m in 2017-18.


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