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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  • Bev Bowen
    signed 2019-05-11 20:41:41 +1000
    Why fix it when it’s not broken,.Leave THE ABC ALONE.DONT CHANGE IT.
  • Mungo McCall
    signed 2019-05-11 20:38:00 +1000
  • Bruce Robins
    signed 2019-05-11 20:27:34 +1000
    Government need to double ABC’c budget so as to make many more dramas about Australian society and documentaries like 4 corners etc. Who else can we trust to keep our standards high
  • Lindsay Thomas
    signed 2019-05-11 19:58:55 +1000
    Go for it
  • Dan Watson
    signed 2019-05-11 19:51:27 +1000
    Yep
  • Tony Soffer
    signed 2019-05-11 19:46:08 +1000
  • Liz Macfie
    signed via 2019-05-11 19:29:07 +1000
  • Tony Stevens
    @Tony4128Tony tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-11 18:59:14 +1000
  • Tony Stevens
    signed 2019-05-11 18:58:27 +1000
  • Maria Brandl
    signed 2019-05-11 18:45:29 +1000
    ABC is a precious part of being Australian – keep it that way and keep it for us!
  • Janet Howse
    signed 2019-05-11 18:43:06 +1000
  • Greg Hannaford
    signed 2019-05-11 18:37:13 +1000
    I can’t stand commercial tv nor the Liberals. Tanya Plibersek & Penny Wong – voices of reason.
  • Serge Martich-Osterman
    signed 2019-05-11 18:34:31 +1000
    AS USUAL, LOTS OF EMPTY PROMISES WITHOUT DELIVERY!… THEN, SOFTLY, SOFTLYDISMANTLING!
  • John Gain
    signed 2019-05-11 18:33:46 +1000
  • Helen Miller
    signed via 2019-05-11 18:31:50 +1000
  • Max Harris
    signed 2019-05-11 18:30:15 +1000
    We love our ABC. The most trustworthy and revered organisation in Australia.
  • Lydia Bushell
    signed 2019-05-11 18:19:22 +1000
  • Kim Williams
    signed 2019-05-11 18:13:05 +1000
  • Robert Pask
    signed 2019-05-11 18:11:46 +1000
    Robert Pask
  • Joe Isaac
    signed 2019-05-11 18:08:20 +1000
    The ABC and SBS are outstanding institutions on which the country relies for reliable news and a wide range of commentary. They have already suffered from financial cuts in recent years forcing them to fill their time slots by repeating the same items 3 and 4 times a week. They have lost many outstanding personnel. Their educational contributions are in danger of declining further. It will be a sad day for Australia if this continues. Joe Isaac
  • Dorothy Davis
    signed 2019-05-11 18:07:41 +1000
  • Thomas Desi
    signed 2019-05-11 18:05:08 +1000
  • Denise Hadley
    signed 2019-05-11 17:58:28 +1000
  • Catherine Dowling
    signed 2019-05-11 17:44:19 +1000
  • Anthony Reeder
    signed 2019-05-11 17:40:37 +1000
  • Jennifer Jungheim
    signed 2019-05-11 17:37:55 +1000
  • Joe Richmond
    signed 2019-05-11 17:35:59 +1000
    Without OUR A.B.C. AND S.B.S. Australia would be on par with Bangladesh, Channels 7-9-10 are all aimed at people with I.Q.‘s lower than their shoe size, And that is exactly how the Lib’s would like it, then they could treat us all as idiots they already think we are, For the record, I’m 82 and never, ever, voted for any other than labor in my life, and never will.
  • Patrick Cantwell
    signed 2019-05-11 17:35:28 +1000
  • Francine McDonald
    signed 2019-05-11 17:30:09 +1000
  • Ross McLeish
    signed 2019-05-11 17:27:02 +1000