Reported in the AFR:
The Sydney Morning Herald earlier this morning said today’s budget will provide “another three years of funding for the for the national broadcaster’s enhanced news-gathering program”, Fergus Hunter reports.
It is good news for the national broadcaster, which has weathered funding cuts since 2014 and has been embroiled in controversy of late due to the firing of managing director Michelle Guthrie.
The budget will renew $44 million of funding over the next three years.
It may be good news for the national broadcaster, but is not good news for Australia or Australians.
And for heavens sake. For the millionth time. The lack of a funding increase is not a cut.
Just waiting for the next ACTU line that the lack of pay rises is really a pay cut!