ABC downhill for thirty years - here's how Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Modern science and the murder of sleep Creative life may run on excitement tempered by endurance and a passion for detail, but it all depends on a good night's sleep. Enter the CPAP machine, cutely covered in promises. Dame Changer - senior power for grass roots opportunities (locked) The gender fight morphs again to support mid and early career women to develop a power base. What's On - AIDC reveals last hooks + great cinemas conference + ones to watch (locked) AIDC dominates the news this weekend with a state-of-the-art conference but we remember ICAA and SPA. AIDC 2018: digging out the 2016 stats to picture the delegates (locked) Who are these people? Are they happy? How old are they? Gender divide? Intention? AIDC stats tell all. (Premium content) Premium content David Tiley Friday 16 February, 2018 In 1987 the government spent over 0.6% of its revenue on the ABC. Now it is down to under 0.3%. Just one way to calculate the misery. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the Arts industry ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the Australian arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author David Tiley is the editor of Screen Hub.