Regular readers will know that I recently made an FoI request to the ABC for the true costs of ABC News 24. This request was made under the YouCommNews system, in which those interested in the journalism help to fund the research. You can see my pitch, the text of my FoI request and some other excellent stories on the YouCommNews site here.
I now have a response from the ABC, which includes the costs of the the ABC Continuous News Service. See here for that story. It shows a massive increase in costs this year.
Other aspects of my request have been refused, but I am in negotiations with the ABC FoI officer to try and get more information.
Meanwhile, see the full text of the ABC’s response to my request here.