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Cutting into the ABC

Wednesday 19th November / presented by Chris Wheeldon

Monday saw Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull announce that the ABC will receive a 5% cut to its operation budget over the next five years. This equates to around 50 million dollars and may lead to the cancellation of state based 7:30 Reports, the closure of bureaus in Tokyo, Bangkok, New Delhi and New Zealand, $6 million dollars cut from radio budgets and South Australian TV production shut down.

What does this mean for the ABC? And is this first of many cuts from the Abbott government?

ABC Friends National Spokesperson Glen Stradijot called into the studio to talk about the future of the ABC

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