NZ bureau casualty of ABC cuts
Radio New Zealand
November 24, 2014 5:31 pm
The Auckland bureau of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is to be axed to meet the $A254 million the government is slashing from its budget over the next five years from July 2015.
More than 400 staff could lose their jobs as management have also flagged a reduction in the news service.
Managing director Mark Scott made the announcement when he addressed staff at the ABC’s Ultimo Centre in Sydney this morning.
The ABC reports Scott saying the corporation was committed to using back-office and overhead savings to fund the $A207 million that would be cut from the budget from July next year.
The ABC’s Adelaide television production studio and five regional radio offices would be closed, and remaining non-news TV production in other states would be wound down.