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Ita Buttrose calls for increased funding for the ABC

ABC chair Ita Buttrose is calling for increased funding to support the public broadcaster saying she’s “optimistic that after the election, the funding of the ABC will be given proper consideration.” Speaking with The Australian, the media heavyweight said the broadcaster remained a critical platform and service as it enters its 90th year. Appointed to the role by PM Scott Morrison in 2019, Buttrose has become a much-needed thorn in the government’s side; outspoken about political interference affecting the ABC’s progress. In November, off the back of an announced Senate inquiry into the way the public broadcaster handles public complaints,…