We’re All In This Together

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37 Responses to We’re All In This Together

  1. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    python!

  2. a happy little debunker

    That calculates as an average wage of $164000 each, almost double the ‘average wage’.

  3. Funding shortfall. Is that like when I wake up from a dream in which I won lotto but…you know?

  4. H B Bear

    Still the most bloated media organisation in Australia.

    Bit tough if you have won Journolotto and still get the arse. A six figure Quentin Dumpster long goodbye should ease the pain.

    Go get a green jerb.

  5. craig

    Left the message for the ABC to remember that “we are all in this together” and “we all must sacrifices”.

    Do the dear readers believe my heart felt gesture of support and solidarity in these COVID times will be appreciated by the ABC?

  6. lotocoti

    ABC HR will be hiring an additional 300 permanent staff to ensure
    the last remaining Engineering Tech is diversity compliant.

  7. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    ABC to cut 250 jobs to meet $41m budget shortfall

    This news has made my week. So long, parasites!

  8. John64

    In 2018‑19, the ABC employed 4,908 people across every State and Territory, equivalent to 4,183 full time employees.

    Barely scratching the surface. 4,658 to go.

  9. Des Deskperson

    The ABC’s redundancy payouts are extremely generous by public sector standards. According to the current ABC EA, retrenched staff are entitled to:

    a severance payment equal to four weeks’ salary for every completed year of service for the first five years and three weeks’ salary for every completed year of service thereafter to a maximum of 24 years’ service.

    These are, of course, only for the grunts. The employment arrangements for the ‘stars’, including redundancy payouts, are secret.

    And from the Guardian link:

    ‘Research released by the ABC last week, and submitted to the bushfire royal commission, showed that 81% of people were aware of the ABC as an information source and one in two used it as their main source of information during the summer crisis.’

    Maybe, but I can certify that, on the NSW South Coast at least, ABC reporting on the ‘summer crisis’ was of little use: tardy and hyperbolic.

  10. Robbo

    Oh please shut this fucking waste of time down or sell it off to somebody, the Chinese Government would be a probable buyer, or keep it in operation on a pay as you view programme. I object to my money contributing to this loony left wing megaphone populated by bludging has-beens and never-wassers.

  11. NuThink

    So they are getting their oft mentioned WEB, Well Earned Break.
    Time to face reality.

  12. nb

    ‘the Chinese Government would be a probable buyer’
    They don’t buy things twice.

  13. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    250 less leftoid grubs on the public test! Oh wait! Now they will be on the dole. Bugger!

  14. Boambee John

    Des D

    And from the Guardian link:

    ‘Research released by the ABC last week, and submitted to the bushfire royal commission, showed that 81% of people were aware of the ABC as an information source

    After some 90 years of Their ABC, almost one person in five has not heard of it? Need another billion a year to make contact with them! /sarc, need I say?

  15. Bruce of Newcastle

    They could retrain as sewerage engineers.
    I’ve never seen people so good at producing and spreading shit as ABCers are.

  16. Roger

    ‘Research released by the ABC last week, and submitted to the bushfire royal commission, showed that 81% of people were aware of the ABC as an information source and one in two used it as their main source of information during the summer crisis.’

    Maybe, but I can certify that, on the NSW South Coast at least, ABC reporting on the ‘summer crisis’ was of little use: tardy and hyperbolic.

    Des, fairly certain those stats would relate to ABC radio, which is an official emergency broadcaster, and not TV.

  17. H B Bear

    If only 50% are relying on the “official emergency broadcaster” it can be safely scrapped.

  18. Penguinite

    250, does this mean that while we’ve all been sitting at home twiddling our whats’its ABC staff, on average, have been living it up on $164000/year ($3000+/week).

  19. Des Deskperson

    ‘Des, fairly certain those stats would relate to ABC radio, which is an official emergency broadcaster, and not TV.’

    Roger, I’m not sure of your point here.

    As far as I can tell from the Guardian article, the cuts are across the board, radio and television.

  20. duncanm

    Lest anyone think this is a huge cut – its only ~5%

  21. egg_

    We’re All In This Together

    The CMOs’ mates in the Public Sector, sh1tting on the Private Sector?

    Indeed!

  22. egg_

    Meanwhile, the Nine Network is crying out for advertising revenue – “don’t go dark” they implore former advertisers.

    But, but… “we’re all in this together!”, Public Sector.
    Karma.

  23. EvilElvis

    $41m shortfall? Don’t fucking kid yourselves. This is the reality of having fuckwit public servants hiding under the guise of ‘business’ people. The $41m should never have been expected funding. FMD. We’re all in this together to the tune of $1billion plus every fucking year.

  24. Shy Ted

    No comments allowed on that article. Please let there be some “names”.

  25. the sting

    A few more job losses if the Federal government has the courage to deduct the $ 600 million owed to the NT cattlemen .

  26. Natural Instinct

    Big emotive talk from The Guardian, fed a report from Per Capita paid for by Getup

    The ABC is now operating with the smallest budget since the Howard Government’s extraordinary 2% funding cut in its first budget, in 1996, which removed $55 million from the ABC’s triennial funding.
    Cuts to the ABC’s budget since 2013 have resulted in a significant loss of jobs, programming, and services. Almost a thousand jobs have gone from across the ABC since the first of the government’s funding cuts came into force on 1 July 2014. Many of those gone from the ABC were senior journalists and producers, with centuries’ worth of combined knowledge and experience.

    .
    ACTUAL TAXPAYER CONTRIBUTION (it is not Revenue, the ABC is not a business)
    2011 956 million
    2012 997
    2013 1024
    2014 1063
    2015 1063
    2016 1064
    2017 1036
    2018 1044
    2019 1046

  27. Squirrel

    A staff cut of about 5% will basically mean people who are close to retiring anyway – and who will now do it with a taxpayer funded bonus, plus a few others who are not liked by their comrades and will be encouraged to buzz off.

    There is still some case for public broadcasting, but a much smaller and completely restructured outfit.

  28. Robber Baron

    Research released by the ABC last week, and submitted to the bushfire royal commission, showed that 81% of people were aware of the ABC as an information source

    Another interpretation is that 19% regard ABC as a source of zero or false information.

  29. Old Lefty

    A redundancy benefit of four weeks’ pay for every year’s service is twice what other Commonwealth employees get, by the way.

    And sources tell me that Fairfax hacks and hackettes get the same four weeks, but uncapped. Hence their tolerance of a cadre of long-winded ageing leftist windbags: they are too expensive to get rid of. One exception was the eminent journalism academic at UTS who was edged out of the SMH because the libel payouts she was generating exceeded the redundancy payment.

  30. Eyrie

    Mulch and use as fertiliser.

  31. Crossie

    nb
    #3480643, posted on June 10, 2020 at 10:00 am
    ‘the Chinese Government would be a probable buyer’
    They don’t buy things twice.

    Or more accurately, why would they pay for something that the ABC does for free?

  32. Crossie

    egg_
    #3480870, posted on June 10, 2020 at 12:46 pm
    Meanwhile, the Nine Network is crying out for advertising revenue – “don’t go dark” they implore former advertisers.

    Then don’t insult your audience.

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