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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  • Phillip Silove
    signed 2019-05-12 12:54:36 +1000
    Peter Green
  • Mary Petersen
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  • Anne Henshaw
    signed 2019-05-12 12:12:00 +1000
    Jason Falinski please remember this in opposition. No more cuts to the ABC as that lying soon to be ex member for Warringah promised.

    The truth will set you free.
  • Helen FitzGerald
    signed 2019-05-12 11:30:51 +1000
  • Peter Brown
    signed 2019-05-12 11:23:11 +1000
    Peter Brown
  • Adriel Baudy
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  • James Parker
    signed 2019-05-12 10:57:37 +1000
    James Parker – Please hold to this policy – independent voices in journalism are rarer and more precious than ever.
  • Sonja Skagen
    signed 2019-05-12 10:55:26 +1000
  • Dan Moloney
    signed 2019-05-12 10:15:53 +1000
  • Eleanor Paterson
    signed 2019-05-12 09:49:04 +1000
    I speak to everyone I know about the uniqueness of the ABC. It is part of us.Without it we would be impoverished, culturally, educationally and we would lose the very thing that can connect us all and keep us up to date with what is happening in our nation.
  • Lance Elder
    signed 2019-05-12 09:39:33 +1000
    GOODBYE LNP, WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO GIVE MALCOLM TURNBULL BACK HIS DONATIONS, I SUPPOSE WHEN THEY REMOVE THE KNIVES FROM HIS BACK, GREAT PEOPLE, WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE WOULD VOTE LNP?
  • Margaret Bodie
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  • Leon Saunders
    signed 2019-05-12 07:56:31 +1000
  • Patrick Conaghan
    signed 2019-05-12 07:54:01 +1000
  • Marg Haenke
    signed 2019-05-12 07:31:05 +1000
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  • Helen Forrow
    signed 2019-05-12 06:57:49 +1000
  • bridget ikin
    signed 2019-05-12 06:41:50 +1000
  • Duncan Sadler
    signed 2019-05-12 06:13:24 +1000
    Labor’s policies resonate with me and I fully support the decision to additionally fund the ABC and SBS.
  • Erika Pidcock
    signed 2019-05-12 01:31:54 +1000
  • Zoe Davis
    signed 2019-05-12 00:59:42 +1000
  • Vivien Henderson
    signed 2019-05-12 00:16:38 +1000
  • Chris Beer
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  • Suzanne Harrison
    signed 2019-05-11 22:54:45 +1000
  • Marianne Polkinghorne
    signed 2019-05-11 22:21:09 +1000
  • Peter Nelson
    signed 2019-05-11 21:41:24 +1000
    A strong, adequately funded, independent public broadcaster is a cornerstone of our democracy. Support Our ABC. No more cuts.
  • Neil Wright
    signed 2019-05-11 21:39:01 +1000
  • Chris Carmody
    signed 2019-05-11 21:13:06 +1000
    Having an unbiased ABC is essential to balance the effects that a right-wing media has on our political system
  • Douglas Junor
    signed 2019-05-11 21:08:29 +1000