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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  • Simon Thomas
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    Keep the balance in public broadcasting please.
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  • friend Tsenin
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    We need the ABC to safeguard our democracy and keep the powerful accountable to the people.
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  • Dennis Foster
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    With no equivalent of ICAC at national level, the ABC is an essential monitoring of parliamentarians and government policy that is increasingly unaccountable. There are virtually no restraints on the misinformation and vitriol that the Murdoch media outlets bombard the population with. Australians need a strong, well staffed, well resourced ABC. As uncomfortable as it might be for both sides of politics to have public scrutiny of mistakes and bad decision making, the future of democracy in the country is compromised if the ABD is silenced or intimidated into silence.
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    Independent broadcasting is vital, and worth paying for.
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