[Radio] Cuts to ABC threaten independent media

The federal government recently announced a $254 million dollar budget cut to the ABC, a direct violation of Tony Abbott’s pre-election promise of “no cuts to the ABC or SBS”. With the predicted effects including around 500 job cuts and the closure of multiple foreign bureaux, this cut represents a serious threat to independent media in Australia. Quentin Dempster, presenter for Stateline NSW on 7:30 Fridays on the ABC, joins me to discuss the issue.


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