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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  • Kathleen Powrie
    signed 2018-05-11 20:45:12 +1000
  • John Vidgen
    signed 2018-05-11 20:40:22 +1000
  • Hart Sturm
    signed 2018-05-11 20:38:59 +1000
    I arrived in Australia in 1960. Since then I have always followed and admired the ABC. It is an institution Australians can be really proud of.
  • Brett Johnson
    signed 2018-05-11 20:31:40 +1000
  • Jenni Bate
    signed 2018-05-11 20:16:31 +1000
  • maureen Sharpe
    signed 2018-05-11 20:03:40 +1000
  • Judith Phillips
    signed 2018-05-11 20:01:14 +1000
    Money s is spent on useless things instead of our ABC!
  • Debra Collins
    signed 2018-05-11 19:54:11 +1000
    Watched the ABC for decades. Sad that our Tax Dollar they are cutting funds to a great Station.
  • Julie Hood
    signed 2018-05-11 19:50:14 +1000
  • Jon Fogarty
    signed 2018-05-11 19:49:22 +1000
  • Gabrielle Gardiner
    signed 2018-05-11 19:48:13 +1000
  • Phyllis Gorman
    signed 2018-05-11 19:33:56 +1000
    80% of Australians love the ABC…it should be supported, not diminished.
  • Romany De Silva
    signed 2018-05-11 19:32:45 +1000
  • Victoria Sangster
    signed 2018-05-11 19:11:40 +1000
    The ABC is one of the best ways that my tax dollars are spent. You cannot censor with budget cuts and expect your electorate not to notice. It looks petty and controlling with no respect for free press or our democracy.
  • Richard Karakoudas
    signed 2018-05-11 19:06:58 +1000
    This is totally wrong. While spending many more millions on washed out projects, and providing talk about creating jobs, this cutback is hypocritical.
  • Charlotte Smedley
    signed 2018-05-11 19:02:46 +1000
    Any threats to the freedom and funding of the ABC is a blow to the backbone of a democratic society – any cuts to its services are an act of destruction especially at this time when wealth and power to exploit and repress are the dominant discourse
  • Shih-chang Wang
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-11 19:02:22 +1000
    Sign the petition: Save Our ABC
  • Shih-Chang Wang
    signed 2018-05-11 19:01:42 +1000
  • Sam Schilling
    signed 2018-05-11 19:00:32 +1000
  • Michael Harker
    signed 2018-05-11 18:59:10 +1000
  • Andrew Chuter
    signed 2018-05-11 18:53:39 +1000
  • Ken Burns
    signed 2018-05-11 18:51:39 +1000
  • Linda Peach
    signed via 2018-05-11 18:47:59 +1000
  • friend Robb
    signed 2018-05-11 18:47:53 +1000
    The surest way to lose the next election is to cut funding to the ABC. It used to cost 8 cents a day, now considerably less I understand.


    It is our greatest national treasure. It binds and unites us, coast to coast, birth to death, across all demographics and political views.
  • Rebecca Whittington
    signed 2018-05-11 18:46:16 +1000
  • Christine Olsen
    signed 2018-05-11 18:41:49 +1000
  • friend
    signed 2018-05-11 18:40:05 +1000
    No cuts to the ABC
  • Linda Shboul
    signed 2018-05-11 18:39:28 +1000
  • Roe Schroeder
    signed 2018-05-11 18:34:34 +1000
  • friend Godworth
    signed 2018-05-11 18:31:12 +1000