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.
Sign this petition to show you support our ABC.