ABC takes another battering as we are distracted by the plague

Just as the ABC announces another brutal round of cuts, it releases an expansive five year plan. Something doesn't fit.

If you could be arrested for assault and battery of a government corporation, the Morrison Government would be in jail right now. 

The attack on the ABC has been making headlines, not least on its own news site. 250 jobs will go. Sorry, 250 more jobs to go. There is an $84 million budget cut. These articles must have been tough to write for ABC staffers even though the numbers have been crystal clear since 2018. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.