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14 Jul, 2014

Eighty jobs to go at ABC News and Australia Network – Sydney Morning Herald

About 80 jobs at the ABC will go following the federal government’s decision to axe the Australia Network international broadcasting service.

The vast majority of the jobs will be lost in Melbourne, where the ABC’s Asia Pacific News Centre (APNC) is based. Staff working across TV and radio will be affected, including journalists, producers, technical and communications staff.

All the redundancies will be targeted with no voluntary redundancies on offer, ABC staff were told in briefings with ABC International CEO Lynley Marshall and news director Kate Torney on Monday.

ABC staff said they were “stunned” by the number of redundancies, which was more than had been expected.

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