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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  • Josef Ruigrok van der Werven
    signed 2018-05-12 05:01:24 +1000
  • Graham Sharp
    signed 2018-05-12 03:52:45 +1000
  • friend
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  • friend
    signed 2018-05-12 01:25:49 +1000
  • Michael Noonan
    signed 2018-05-12 00:16:15 +1000
    The ABC is a part of what has made Australia a great country to live in. Killing it by a thousand cuts is a betrayal of your country.
  • Isaac Maclurcan
    signed 2018-05-11 23:15:43 +1000
  • Anthony Nicholas
    signed 2018-05-11 22:52:48 +1000
  • Wilson Afonso
    signed 2018-05-11 22:49:05 +1000
  • Claudia Taranto
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    Sign the petition: Save Our ABC
  • David White
    signed 2018-05-11 22:31:21 +1000
  • James Provoost
    signed 2018-05-11 22:30:48 +1000
  • Michael Somers
    signed 2018-05-11 22:21:21 +1000
    What’s wrong with the government!? Why is it hell bent on ruining the best thing on the airwaves bar none?
  • Jill Overmyer
    signed 2018-05-11 22:15:26 +1000
    We desperately need the ABC to be supported so that we continue to receive quality news, programs and coverage for rural areas.
  • Robin Nahum
    signed 2018-05-11 22:04:11 +1000
    The ABC is a valuable source of news, information, ideas, criticism and cultural content that is often not elsewhere available.. It would be as tragedy to lose high-Quilty programmes like Rear Vision, The Healh and Law Reports, Backgrond Briefing and Big Ideas
  • Jane Scott
    signed 2018-05-11 22:00:39 +1000
    The ABC is for Australia, not for profits and we need it.
  • Natalie Brown
    signed 2018-05-11 21:58:48 +1000
    The ABC should never bow to the pressures of any political party, on either side. And it should not be punished for not reporting what government wants it to.
  • perry stapleton
    signed 2018-05-11 21:55:20 +1000
  • Deep Khuller Khuller
    signed 2018-05-11 21:48:44 +1000
  • Michael Houghton
    signed 2018-05-11 21:42:13 +1000
  • Peter Hancock
    signed 2018-05-11 21:41:43 +1000
    What other world class media network can be trusted ? So much is at stake.
  • Jacqueline Stanton
    signed 2018-05-11 21:38:59 +1000
    Majority of Australians support the ABC it’s dissappointing the liberal government doesn’t. Why? This is where I like to see my taxes go…. to quality journalism the ABC. .
  • Julie Kidd
    signed 2018-05-11 21:26:49 +1000
    We have to march in the streets to protect independent journalism and the ideals of the public broadcaster,
  • Jane Butler
    signed 2018-05-11 21:08:19 +1000
  • Catherine Williams
    signed 2018-05-11 21:02:34 +1000
    i love my abc and never listen to or wtch any other station or tv.I listen to news ardio in the bedroom snd cllassic fm in the kitchen..

    Sorry, that is an untruth. I always watch the Hawks on Foxtel. I cannot begin to think how bereft my life would be without the informstion and beautiful muic I receive from my ABC
  • Lauren Cammack
    signed 2018-05-11 21:01:19 +1000
  • Natalie Clubley
    signed 2018-05-11 20:57:18 +1000
  • William Wright
    signed 2018-05-11 20:55:25 +1000
  • Mary Grant
    signed 2018-05-11 20:54:24 +1000
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  • Kathryn Woolfe
    signed 2018-05-11 20:53:35 +1000
  • marie curnick
    signed 2018-05-11 20:50:05 +1000