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 $83.7 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.

That is why a Shorten Labor Government will reverse Turnbull’s $83.7 million unfair cut to the ABC, as well as guarantee funding certainty over the next ABC budget cycle

Sign this petition to show you support our ABC.

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  • Judith Newcombe
    signed 2018-06-05 17:35:36 +1000
    JUDITH VERONICA NEWCOMBE
  • Chris Pavich
    signed 2018-06-05 17:25:36 +1000
    The Australian public deserves an appropriately funded comprehensive quality news / current affairs / other entertainment content provider not influenced by profit inspired content decisions, nor with editorial control reflecting the views of a small number of dominant shareholders.
  • Barb O'Toole
    signed 2018-06-05 17:16:56 +1000
    The ABC is the only decent channel to watch as it is not full of ads and has a lot of australian made tv.
  • Helen Scott
    signed 2018-06-05 17:11:53 +1000
    A strong independent public broadcaster is integral to democracy.
  • Nikki H
    signed via 2018-06-05 16:58:21 +1000
    We need to look after this wonderful channel that brings so much entertainment. It would be a travesty to lose it.
  • Greg Summerhayes
    signed 2018-06-05 16:53:28 +1000
    Enough of the cuts. ABC is being cut below the bone and services are definitely suffering. Lets maintain the quality of our national broadcaster.
  • Felicity Watkinson
    signed via 2018-06-05 16:43:24 +1000
  • Elizabeth Cameron
    signed 2018-06-05 16:30:21 +1000
    The Government’s continued attacks on the ABC is nothing short of cultural vandalism.
  • Lochie MacLean
    signed 2018-06-05 16:06:06 +1000
  • Robyn Bird
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  • Robyn Paton-Pires
    signed 2018-06-05 15:52:07 +1000
    ABC and SBS are the only reliable TV channel that provides news of entire country and world wide events.
  • Libby Gleeson
    signed 2018-06-05 15:38:41 +1000
    Elizabeth Gleeson
  • Margaret Cuming
    signed 2018-06-05 15:37:25 +1000
    Margaret Cuming One of the best parts of Australia. Is there anything good that this government is not set on destroying?
  • Lesley Heyward
    signed 2018-06-05 15:32:12 +1000
    I’m disgusted that money could be thrown at Foxtel last year and that the ABC will pay again for it this year.
  • Maureen Baldwin
    signed 2018-06-05 14:53:03 +1000
  • Suzanne Killmister
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    Sign the petition: Save Our ABC
  • Suzanne Killmister
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  • June Patterson
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  • Alison Cotes
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  • Helen Slee
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  • Peter Lewis
    signed 2018-06-05 13:32:17 +1000
  • Patrick McGlin
    signed 2018-06-05 13:31:39 +1000
    I trust the ABC for giving non biased news. I resent public funds being taken from the Nation’s most trusted media organisation and handed over to Fox.
  • Shirley Murray
    signed 2018-06-05 12:59:35 +1000
  • Elizabeth McRae
    signed 2018-06-05 12:54:00 +1000
    Elizabeth McRae
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