Guardian Australia reports all eight of the ABC’s state-based 7.30 current affairs shows, plus 10 specialist Radio National programs, radio news bulletins, radio current affairs and Lateline are to be targeted.
Lateline -which could move to ABC News 24- has an independent reporting staff of about 25. State-based 7:30 editions include reporters who also file for local news bulletins, but also produce dedicated local stories ranging across politics, current affairs, crime, business, arts and more.
Tomorrow the ABC board will consider cuts to news and current affairs programs on top of back-end functions outlined by the Lewis review.
ABC managing director, Mark Scott, will ask the ABC board to push ahead with cuts to programming ahead of a final figure of funding losses.