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The ABC has been systematically starved for funding throughout the Howard era. Funding must not only be restored but increased to sustain and grow ABC programming, instead of cutting services like Radio National programming.
The Media Report and Star Stuff should be restored to RN's program lineup.
ABC NOW and iView are klunky and need technical refinement. Each are slow and cumbersome to use, even with 1.5Mbps broadband connectivity and a recent model, high performance computer (3.6GHz Pentium4).
The frame rate/resolution for ABC News online video (http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/) are insufficient, providing jerky, blocky video.