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    Posted on 24 Nov 2014

    23 Incredibly Angry Reactions To The ABC Cuts

    A sad day for many Australians.

    1. Today, ABC managing director Mark Scott announced massive changes to the public broadcaster as a result of budget cuts handed down by the government.

    After 400 #abccuts, ABC staff will be at lowest level ever, while the network produces more content than ever. Good luck, journalism. :(

    steph harmon@stephharmonFollow

    After 400 #abccuts, ABC staff will be at lowest level ever, while the network produces more content than ever. Good luck, journalism.

    :(

    11:31 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2. One in 10 jobs at the ABC are to be cut, many at the TV production studio in Adelaide which will be shut down, which senior minister Christopher Pyne attempted to save with a petition, despite the fact his government was causing the cuts.

    Hey @cpyne, sorry your petition to save ABC jobs didn't work out but congrats on your party's move to cut ABC jobs coming to fruition. Um.

    Brendan Maclean@macleanbrendanFollow

    Hey @cpyne, sorry your petition to save ABC jobs didn't work out but congrats on your party's move to cut ABC jobs coming to fruition. Um.

    11:23 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3. Regional radio also faces cuts, with posts in Wagin, Morwell, Gladstone, Port Augusta and Nowra to close.

    So so sad to hear @RNBushTele will be axed. Aussies living outside metro areas getting shafted yet again. #abccuts

    Sophie Benjamin@sophbenjFollow

    So so sad to hear @RNBushTele will be axed. Aussies living outside metro areas getting shafted yet again. #abccuts

    9:30 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4. With the ABC a beloved part of most Australian's lives, people are naturally very angry.

    Ok this is too much RT @MarkDiStef: BREAKING: Local TV footy has been axed as part of #abccuts

    Mr Onthemoon@firstdogonmoonFollow

    Ok this is too much RT @MarkDiStef: BREAKING: Local TV footy has been axed as part of #abccuts

    11:36 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5.

    #OurABC Guess the LNP/Tony Abbott lie. #auspol #abccuts

    Lenny Seigal@AuxiliaryEgoFollow

    #OurABC Guess the LNP/Tony Abbott lie. #auspol #abccuts

    12:10 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    6.

    Maybe if the government stopped spending billions to cage refugees, there𠆝 be more money for public broadcasting? Just a thought. #abccuts

    Senthorun Raj@senthorunFollow

    Maybe if the government stopped spending billions to cage refugees, there

    7.

    Less regionalism, less localism... aka Sydney News 24. #auspol #abccuts

    Mikey Nicholson@Mikey_NicholsonFollow

    Less regionalism, less localism... aka Sydney News 24. #auspol #abccuts

    11:21 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8.

    I'm was a steadfast #liberal supporter but I've finally lost faith. Arrogance and negativity has killed my support #abccuts @LiberalAus

    Adam Purves@AdamJPurvesFollow

    I'm was a steadfast #liberal supporter but I've finally lost faith. Arrogance and negativity has killed my support #abccuts @LiberalAus

    12:00 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9.

    Nothing says kamikaze government than decimating the staffing levels of the most trusted voice in the country. #ABCcuts

    Tim Beshara@Tim_BesharaFollow

    Nothing says kamikaze government than decimating the staffing levels of the most trusted voice in the country. #ABCcuts

    11:52 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10.

    Regardless of whether you think there's cut to fat, the #ABCCuts and #SBSCuts seem a very stupid political move at this point.

    Jonathan Brown@JB_AUFollow

    Regardless of whether you think there's cut to fat, the #ABCCuts and #SBSCuts seem a very stupid political move at this point.

    11:23 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. And incredibly sad.

    Sad day for Aunty and SBS. #OurABC #abccuts

    12.

    13.

    When I was a kid, all I wanted to do was be a weatherman for the ABC. Today it feels like somebody killed my hero.

    Luke Hopewell@lukehopewellFollow

    When I was a kid, all I wanted to do was be a weatherman for the ABC. Today it feels like somebody killed my hero.

    11:44 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    14.

    Dark day for pajama wearing bananas the world over #ABCCuts

    dril-bo Baggins@andycam_Follow

    Dark day for pajama wearing bananas the world over #ABCCuts

    12:04 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    15.

    So sad about #abccuts - heart goes out to all staff.

    Jules Gollan@assangeloveFollow

    So sad about #abccuts - heart goes out to all staff.

    12:01 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    16.

    Why is this happening? This is awful. #abccuts

    17.

    18. The pre-Christmas timing added a particularly gut-wrenching twist for many.

    The grinch who stole Christmas #abccuts RT @workmanalice It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

    Shane Bazzi@shanebazziFollow

    The grinch who stole Christmas #abccuts RT @workmanalice It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

    10:58 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    19.

    Meanwhile.....guess what's in the presents? #abccuts

    Andy Park@andy_parkFollow

    Meanwhile.....guess what's in the presents? #abccuts

    11:54 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    20.

    Merry Christmas! Except you @ABCaustralia No Christmas for you! #ABCcuts

    Kel@kelmareebFollow

    Merry Christmas! Except you @ABCaustralia No Christmas for you! #ABCcuts

    12:10 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    21.

    22.

    Dear Tony, #AllIWantForChristmas is a thriving ABC. Can you put that under the Kmart @wishing_tree?

    Get Shortened@Get_ShortenedFollow

    Dear Tony, #AllIWantForChristmas is a thriving ABC. Can you put that under the Kmart @wishing_tree?

    11:56 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    23. Amidst the outcry on social media, there was a small amount of hope.

    I suppose the important thing to remember is that the ABC can and will recover post-Abbott. Don’t stop fighting. #abccuts #ourabc #auspol

    Brendan Molloy@piecriticFollow

    I suppose the important thing to remember is that the ABC can and will recover post-Abbott. Don’t stop fighting. #abccuts #ourabc #auspol

    12:01 PM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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