Should Australia Boost National Broadcaster’s Budget?

Australia’s ABC network wants a $250 million increase in its $675 million budget. ABC is supposed to serve television to all of Australia, but “at present it’s not doing it very well. Yes, its share of the television and radio audiences has risen. But in the overall scheme of things, it remains a distant fourth in the TV ratings – although its metropolitan radio stations are doing better.” Maybe it ought to drop plans for its digital service?