The ABC decision to cut programs including Art Nation, the New Inventors and the Collectors - and outsource more productions - is bad news for staff and viewers alike

Taxpayers have the right to be outraged by the dismantling of their ABC. These cuts raise serious questions about whether the ABC is delivering against its legislative Charter, Parliament's justification for the ABC's one billion dollar budget.

ABC staff are personally committed to delivering the quality content that has made the ABC one of Australia's most important and respected cultural institutions. They have been gutted by this decision.

Unions, viewers and community groups are joining together to get these poor decisions overturned. We are also calling for a complete review of all ABC TV production costings - both outsourced and in-house - to ensure taxpayers are getting value for money.