As usual with any government, this government has reduced ABC funding, and Marcellous went to a protest meeting against the funding cuts.
I don't like cuts to our ABC. It is taxpayer funded media organisation at arm's length from the government, aside from the government appointing the board to run it. In theory, it is above pure rating numbers and exists and serves the Australian population without bias or commercial influence. It offends governments in power with is critical and unbiased reporting, so of course governments want to cut its budget.
But much to media mogul Rupert Murdoch's distaste, our ABC is doing terrifically well in multi media. I gorge on ABC podcasts, that educate, amuse and entertain me as I drive to and from work twice a day.
I came across this on Twitter, this unadjusted for inflation rather damning graphic. Thanks to James for retweeting it.