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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  • Aleksandra Miller
    signed 2018-05-14 11:47:30 +1000
  • Regina Meyer
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  • Rodney McIntyre
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  • Paul Geddes
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  • Rebecca Zulaikha
    signed via 2018-05-14 10:13:31 +1000
  • Dmitry Troyanovsky
    signed via 2018-05-14 09:40:09 +1000
    If you don’t like the way you are portrayed by an independent media, this might be a call for internal introspection rather than an invitation to the undermine the continued viability of functional public institutions…
  • Terri Brown
    signed 2018-05-14 09:38:03 +1000
    Now more than ever we need an independent impartial broadcaster.
  • Charlotte Evans
    signed via 2018-05-14 09:26:56 +1000
  • Alison Boulton
    signed 2018-05-14 09:12:48 +1000
  • Todd Solman
    signed via 2018-05-14 09:08:37 +1000
    Unbiased reporting and media is the core of a stable democracy.
  • Elle Lawson
    signed via 2018-05-14 09:04:22 +1000
  • Peter Baldwin
    signed 2018-05-14 08:38:48 +1000
  • Victoria warne
    signed 2018-05-14 08:11:01 +1000
    Election promises are not meant to be broken. This is Totally dishonest.
  • Elizabeth Hewson
    signed via 2018-05-14 07:47:57 +1000
  • Karen Goldrick
    signed 2018-05-14 07:12:19 +1000
  • Margaret Reynolds
    signed 2018-05-13 22:54:49 +1000
    I thoroughly oppose the recent cuts you have once more made to the ABC. Your election promise on the eve of the 2013 election to have no further cuts is looking a touch hollow. Please reverse before the next election. Thank you.
  • James Meredith
    signed 2018-05-13 18:49:31 +1000
    The ABC often leans over backwards to be ‘balanced’ between left and right. They don’t propogandize for the Far Right, so are accused by them of being lefty, pinko commies!
  • Susan Masters
    signed 2018-05-13 18:12:46 +1000
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  • Abbey Proud
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  • Gabrielle Kuiper
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    Sign the petition: Save Our ABC
  • Gabrielle Kuiper
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  • Pamela Kaplin
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  • Helen Mackenzie
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  • F Rose
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  • Kate Cowie
    signed 2018-05-13 09:46:54 +1000
    This attack on the ABC must not be allowed to go unchallenged. Another broken promise.