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

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  • Julie Millard
    signed 2018-05-13 09:14:27 +1000
  • Stephanie Harris
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  • robert gordon
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  • Rika Bolton
    signed 2018-05-13 00:58:14 +1000
  • Kevin Heys
    signed 2018-05-12 23:26:53 +1000
    We need a well funded and strong ABC in this age of increasing fake news. The ABC does a fantastic job with their information, reporting and entertainment for the Australian people
  • Garry Clubley
    signed 2018-05-12 21:48:36 +1000
  • Fran Innes
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  • Robert Perie
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  • John Carrick
    signed 2018-05-12 18:39:51 +1000
    An independent national broadcaster should be source of pride for an administration rather than a target for vindictive tribal cuts.
  • Helen Rose
    signed via 2018-05-12 18:33:30 +1000
  • Ben May
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  • Lynette Curran
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  • Alvin Dayal
    signed 2018-05-12 17:43:00 +1000
  • Christine Johnson
    signed 2018-05-12 17:02:36 +1000
    These cuts are unacceptable. Shame on this Government for hitting out at our ABC in this way!
  • Denise Fry
    signed 2018-05-12 17:00:39 +1000
  • Dawn Linklater
    signed 2018-05-12 16:54:08 +1000
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  • David Churches
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    The ABC is an essential service!
  • Juliet Sheen
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