Taking a machete to the ABC … again

Has the ABC gone too far this time?
bloody hand with large knife, symbolising cuts to arts programming

Concerns have been voiced by the sector this past week, as repercussions from the cuts to the ABC announced on 15 June have settled in.

At the time, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) called the ABC’s actions ‘disrespectful’ in a formal statement. Today (27 June), the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) has challenged the decision in a formal statement, saying that it goes against the national broadcaster’s charter.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina