Senate debates

Tuesday, 29 November 2016


Australian Broadcasting Corporation

4:00 pm

Photo of Sarah Hanson-YoungSarah Hanson-Young (SA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) opposes recent cuts to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that have resulted in:

  (i) the loss of almost 500 Australian jobs,

  (ii) the closure of all 50 ABC retail outlets around Australia,

  (iii) a substantial reduction in Australian made children's content,

  (iv) a substantive reduction in local regional content, and

  (v) a reduction in government funding totalling 29.2 per cent over 30 years;

(b) opposes the severe cuts to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation outlined in the 2016 Budget paper totalling almost $50 million over the forward estimates; and

(c) supports the ongoing strengthening of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a bold, vital and well-funded national broadcaster with strong local and regional content for all Australians.


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