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23 Incredibly Angry Reactions To The ABC Cuts

A sad day for many Australians.

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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

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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

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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

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Why is this happening? This is awful. #abccuts

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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

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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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