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
    signed 2018-05-11 17:56:17 +1000
    Independent broadcasting is vital, and worth paying for.
  • Gail Priest
    signed 2018-05-11 17:54:07 +1000
  • Brian Wilder
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  • Richard Roberts
    signed 2018-05-11 17:50:09 +1000
  • Caroline Pidcock
    signed 2018-05-11 17:49:53 +1000
  • Elizabeth Weiss
    signed 2018-05-11 17:47:10 +1000
  • John Wallace
    signed 2018-05-11 17:45:29 +1000
    We need the ABC as an alternative to commercial broadcasting. Don’t cut funding!
  • Lyssette Hilsz
    signed 2018-05-11 17:45:16 +1000
    There is more to Australia than just bloody sports. This government is so out of touch with whats up with the people. Arts and culture go beyond sports. The ABC gave a balance to the madness.
  • Louise Bickle
    signed 2018-05-11 17:43:38 +1000
  • chas powell
    signed 2018-05-11 17:43:15 +1000
  • Kate Kennedy
    signed 2018-05-11 17:42:12 +1000
    The ABC is a lifeline that connects all Australians and is part of our social fabric.
  • Andrew Grant Grant
    signed 2018-05-11 17:41:59 +1000
  • Monika Gaede
    signed 2018-05-11 17:41:50 +1000
  • Peter Murray
    signed 2018-05-11 17:41:12 +1000
  • Millie Miladinovic
    signed 2018-05-11 17:39:42 +1000
  • Bruce Pussell
    signed 2018-05-11 17:36:38 +1000
    Restore the ABC’s funding
  • Elizabeth brister
    signed 2018-05-11 17:35:46 +1000
  • Anne Blake
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  • Anne Blake
    @littlepowder tweeted link to this page. 2018-05-11 17:35:09 +1000
  • Martin Richardson
    signed 2018-05-11 17:34:50 +1000
  • Janet Howse
    signed 2018-05-11 17:34:38 +1000
  • Jill Mitchell
    signed 2018-05-11 17:34:02 +1000
  • Anna Duncan
    signed 2018-05-11 17:33:53 +1000
    Not again! We need our ABC Radio and Television.
  • Afonso Duque-Portugal
    signed 2018-05-11 17:32:37 +1000
    Cuts to the ABC is an outrageous and vindictive behaviour! Although I am not that surprised, it still disturbs me a lot…
  • Tim Sinclair
    signed 2018-05-11 17:30:51 +1000
  • Bridget Ikin
    signed 2018-05-11 17:30:47 +1000
    As an independent television producer of content for the ABC, as well as an avid watcher and listener of the ABC, I am dismayed by the government’s effective cut to the ABC in the recent budget. I am also alarmed at what this means for the ABC: essentially a reduction in both content quality, and their capacity to serve the charter fully. I urge the government to re-think this short-sighted move, and re-constitute the ability of the ABC to provide a healthy range of programming for all Australians – as they are chartered to deliver.
  • Caroline Armstrong
    signed 2018-05-11 17:30:18 +1000
  • jennifer moxham
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  • helen tuck
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