ABC: how to say pull the other leg politely on cuts

Here's a few wrinkles in the latest cuts fight, from the prospects for the indy sector to the long term budget truth.

In amongst the responses from the ABC about the budget cuts are a couple of proposals which don’t make clear sense unless you understand the special mind map you learn when they employ you.

We are told that the ABC Comedy television channel will be rebranded. This does not mean that Auntie has decided not to be funny any more. Instead, the side channel currently called ABC Comedy will be loosened to include a wider range of material. This is expected to contain arts and factual. 

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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.