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Don't cut religion, ABC urged

November 8 2016The Australian has reported concerns by the Anglican Primate of Australia, Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier, that the ABC is failing its charter to broadly reflect Australian society by cutting already reduced radio coverage of religion.

Archbishop Philip Freier said the ABC had considerably ­reduced its religious coverage over the past two years, and that more cuts were slated this month, particularly on radio ­programming. In particular he regretted the loss of Sunday Nights, the last dedicated religion program on ABC local radio, the network with the largest audience. He said it would make it far harder for religious voices to be heard in the public discourse.

Read more on the Primate's website here.

Listen to Archbishop Freier's interview with the ABC's The World Today on 8 November about the cuts here.