ABC job cuts a devastating blow to public interest journalism


In response to the latest ABC job cuts, Greens Spokesperson for Media and Communications Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said:

“I am devastated to hear that more than 100 jobs will go from the ABC. 

“This is shocking for public interest journalism and for the hardworking, talented staff of the ABC.

“At a time when trust in news is at its lowest, it is essential that we have a strong national broadcaster delivering quality local and national news. 

“Under the Coalition Government we saw $783 million cut from the ABC’s budget. That funding has never been fully restored.

“Tony Abbott broke his promise of no cuts to the ABC, but Labor never promised to fully restore ABC funding.

“It’s now time for Labor to fully reinstate ABC funding to fix more than a decade of Coalition cuts.

“I will be writing to Communications Minister Michelle Rowland and calling on her to intervene and save jobs and journalism at the ABC.

“We cannot wait another 5 years for the funding to be reviewed. The Albanese Government must urgently intervene to ensure that our public broadcaster is properly funded."