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Fact Check: Paul Fletcher says ABC funding is rising each year. Is he correct?

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After the ABC announced the lost of 250 jobs in its five year plan, the state of its funding was once again thrust into the national debate.

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher dismissed allegations of cuts to the budget of the national broadcaster in a press conference with Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

He said the ABC's funding is laid out in the budget papers, and is increasing every year.

"If you look at the numbers in the budget papers, the ABC's funding is rising. It's all laid out in the budget papers."

Is the ABC's funding rising every year? RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.

Verdict: Mr Fletcher's claim is misleading

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