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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  • friend
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  • Barbara Matchett
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    I fully support a well funded independent national broadcaster as an absolute must for a well functioning democracy
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  • Satu Stephenson
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    We need the ABC!
  • John Moxon
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    An independent, publically-funded broadcaster is essential to democracy.

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  • Sheila Shaver
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    ABC is vital.
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  • Margot Palmer
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  • Marjan Medhat
    signed 2018-05-12 11:51:59 +1000
    As tax payers and contributors to our economy and communities, we all have a vested interest in ensuring a healthy wealthy ABC. The ABC is fundamental in supporting and maintaining objective information and programs free of commercially driven profit loving enterprises and initiatives. The people of a sophisticated community require quality driven, intellectually stimulating, open minded and rigorously scrupulous programs to maintain happy, diverse, interesting and motivated lives. The intellectuals of a community need to be recognized, supported and funded so they can concentrate their time and efforts on their areas of specialty. We need them to take us with them. We need to acknowledge and hear them. They require Government bodies to ensure we maintain an open, fair and sharing society. FUND the ABC increasingly. Not decreasingly.
  • Pam Broe
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  • Brian Wilder
    signed 2018-05-12 11:17:41 +1000
    Who would want to live in OZ without the ABC? Imagine what it would be like with only commercial radio and commercial TV – bogan land.
  • Christopher Hodges
    signed 2018-05-12 11:17:02 +1000
    A well funded independent National Broadcaster is an essential service for a civilised society, especially for one as broad and sparse as ours.
  • Janet Lewis
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