Save Our ABC

On the eve of the 2013 election, the Liberals promised there would be “no cuts to the ABC”.

Yet on top of $254 million in cuts they have imposed since 2014, this Budget contains a further $127 million in cuts.

The Liberals gifted $30 million to Fox Sports and relieved commercial broadcasters of $90 million in spectrum license fees, yet they are imposing swinging cuts on the ABC.

This will only force further redundancies at the ABC.

Australians value the national broadcaster and rely on many of its services. Now more than ever, we need strong, trusted and independent public broadcasters.

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  • signed 2018-05-21 18:16:12 +1000
  • signed 2018-05-21 16:54:32 +1000
    I can’t imagine living here in Australia without my ABC – it’s a part of my life. I feel so grateful for what it brings and gives to me every day. Thank you ABC
  • signed 2018-05-19 10:19:25 +1000
    A healthy democracy needs a properly funded public broadcaster – cuts to the ABC are setting Australia on a precarious path.


    Neil Barter & Jenny Bennett
  • signed via 2018-05-18 22:51:32 +1000
  • signed 2018-05-18 19:13:41 +1000
    The ABC is a safe haven from the storm of advertising, nonsense and frankly ‘bs’ on TV. I absolutely support and rely on the abc for news, current affairs, science, music and all things Australia. It’s one of the few things that will mobilise me to fight. Stop cutting it’s budget. It’s the best value for money perhaps in the world.
  • signed via 2018-05-17 12:10:31 +1000
  • signed 2018-05-17 11:59:27 +1000
  • signed 2018-05-16 21:52:27 +1000
  • signed 2018-05-16 20:32:38 +1000
    Rather than cutting 84 Million Dollars off the ABC Budget, the Federal Government should reconsider cutting other handouts such as 30 Million Dollars to commercial TV company Foxtel.
  • signed 2018-05-16 18:02:33 +1000
  • signed 2018-05-16 17:46:23 +1000
    Please Mr. Turnbull, support the ABC. For many years it has provided me with well presented and varied information, music and drama, and a regular invigorating exposure to satire and comedy. I suspect you watch the ABC yourself. Do not diminish this well respected national icon. If you do, I, (and many others), will be tempted to take to the street with banners.
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  • signed 2018-05-16 10:07:41 +1000
    Maria Faraone
  • signed via 2018-05-16 09:14:55 +1000
    This is our national broadcaster, and with Murdoch owning 70% of our media, we need it more than ever. The programming on ABC is diverse, balanced and usually has a lot more depth ot it than most of the stuff on commercial TV.
  • signed via 2018-05-16 07:54:04 +1000
    Judith Berry
  • signed 2018-05-15 16:38:30 +1000
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    Glenn WALL
  • signed 2018-05-15 15:35:38 +1000
  • signed via 2018-05-15 14:39:02 +1000
    Come on! This is Australia’s heart!

    Don’t be mean to our ABC!🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🐨
  • signed 2018-05-15 14:05:55 +1000
  • signed 2018-05-15 13:24:57 +1000
    Australia needs a strong independent public broadcaster
  • signed 2018-05-15 12:30:42 +1000
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    Pamela Vaughan
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