Eighty jobs are set to go at the ABC, the Community and Public Sector Union has confirmed.
Staff in Melbourne are being briefed by head of news Kate Torney about the cuts, which the union understands will mostly be felt in the Victorian capital.
The jobs will be across ABC International, which runs the Australia Network contract and the Asia Pacific News Centre.
Staff have been told there will be no voluntary redundancies.
Instead bosses will select who they want to keep.
The national broadcaster’s budget was cut by $43 million in the May budget and an efficiency review has recommended cutting a further $40-50 million.
That equates to a four per cent cut to the ABC’s annual budget of $1.28 billion.