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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  • Suzanne Ma
    signed 2018-05-15 13:24:57 +1000
    Australia needs a strong independent public broadcaster
  • friend
    signed 2018-05-15 12:15:48 +1000
  • Christopher Crooks
    signed 2018-05-15 10:41:01 +1000
  • Pam Vaughan
    signed via 2018-05-15 10:36:56 +1000
    Pamela Vaughan
  • Debra El-Tawansi
    signed 2018-05-15 10:30:45 +1000
  • Stephanie Lade
    signed 2018-05-15 09:49:49 +1000
  • John Bushell
    signed 2018-05-15 09:44:45 +1000
  • linda shaw
    signed 2018-05-15 00:32:57 +1000
  • Susan Harwood
    signed 2018-05-14 23:10:48 +1000
  • Geoffrey Williams
    signed 2018-05-14 23:07:42 +1000
  • Sophie Ly
    signed 2018-05-14 23:03:53 +1000
  • Emma Fletcher
    signed via 2018-05-14 22:45:28 +1000
  • Sandy Taylor
    signed 2018-05-14 22:04:22 +1000
  • John Barton
    signed 2018-05-14 20:55:09 +1000
  • Chris Leahy
    signed 2018-05-14 20:48:07 +1000
    The ABC is one of very few trusted news and current affairs sources, and the prime provider of intelligent, sophisticated free-to-air entertainment. It is unique in the world and should be suitably supported to continue its valuable work in an impartial manner.
  • Kaye Cook
    signed 2018-05-14 20:11:10 +1000
  • Luke Mullins
    signed 2018-05-14 17:46:26 +1000
  • Olga Kosterin
    signed 2018-05-14 17:31:08 +1000
    WE NEED AN INDEPENDANT VOICE AND abc has been wonderful.
  • Zoe Wheat
    signed via 2018-05-14 16:30:52 +1000
    The ABC already seems to be in a time warp repeating old and current programs up to 7 times. Without more funding, we’ll remain stuck listening to out-dated material. The ABC needs to remain current, relevant and investigatory and the place to find a range of views on current topics.
  • Bobbie Oliver
    signed 2018-05-14 16:09:35 +1000
  • Dennon Pike
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-14 15:58:18 +1000
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  • Dennon Pike
    signed 2018-05-14 15:56:10 +1000
  • Angus O'Sullivan
    signed 2018-05-14 15:36:26 +1000
  • Roger O'Sullivan
    signed via 2018-05-14 14:33:43 +1000
    Roger O’Sullivan
  • HAZEL & JOE Butorac
    signed 2018-05-14 14:25:25 +1000
    We are totally opposed to the outrageous cuts to “our ABC”. We are both “Mature Aged Australians” who rely totally on the ABC and SBS for our television viewing. We have to say we are already annoyed that so much advertising has crept into the SBS viewing and will certainly be very unhappy if that happens to the ABC. The ABC is the “peoples” radio and television broadcaster throughout Australia and in the past have trusted our parliamentary representatives to keep it free of the kind of destruction the current Australian Government is proposing!
  • friend
    signed 2018-05-14 12:36:39 +1000
    Don’t cut the ABC budget, they’re the last bastion of truth in the media.
  • Andrew Wells
    signed via 2018-05-14 12:20:58 +1000
  • Sandra Baker
    signed 2018-05-14 12:01:35 +1000
    I enjoy listening to ABC radio and TV. It provides quality programmes you can enjoy an news you can trust. Please don’t cut any more funding from ourABC
  • Sandra Baker
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-14 12:00:38 +1000
    Sign the petition: Save Our ABC
  • Wendy Fatin
    signed 2018-05-14 11:53:57 +1000
    To save the ABC and our Australian values we must vote Labor.