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Radio News: Australian Broadcasting staffers outraged at programming cuts

Nov 24, 2016 10:50 pm
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced decimating cuts to programming last week, and more than 60 staffers reacted by unanimously passing a motion of no confidence. The radio staff cited "systemic failure" in senior radio management and, "the erosion of the editorial and managerial responsibilities of executive producers." The motion also said, "The continuing erosion of specialist programming in music, features and religion is a serious breach of the ABC Charter and a disservice to the Australian audiences that the ABC is funded to serve." Eight staffers lost jobs in the announced cuts, which included the experimental "Soundproof" show.