Aunty's news crunch
THE ABC's state news directors have been told that their department overspent last year by $1 million. As a result some states face staff cuts, and travel budgets and phone calls will have to be trimmed. Managers were told the recent federal budget gave the ABC more money but tied it to other projects and departments, namely drama. Staff were also told the ABC can no longer afford annual pay rises and some states will lose some positions. A job in TV news recently advertised in Media was axed 10 days after the applications closed.
I just want to put this here because I fear it's going to be even bigger down the track.