Lyle Clarke, East Ballina
J Rose, (Letters, 29 July), states that I missed the point he made about cuts to ABC funding. I think perhaps his figures must be wrong.
If the funding has been increased, why would the ABC reduce its staff by 250 and cut its programs? I know that ABC funding was reduced by $84 million in the last budget.
I quoted some ABC services to point out that they earned their funding; it wasn’t a gift.
May I also point out that jobs created by the drama ‘Windmill’; for script writers, producers, directors, actors and production crew, will be lost if funds are not available.
I also notice that another ‘Windmill’ was not mentioned – the exposure of corruption and injustice by shows like Four Corners.