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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  • Fran moore
    signed 2018-06-13 08:21:50 +1000
  • Brian Zulaikha
    signed 2018-06-13 08:08:52 +1000
  • Joseph Fekete
    signed 2018-06-13 08:05:07 +1000
  • Ian Dance
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  • Ian Dance
    signed 2018-06-13 07:36:06 +1000
  • Douglas Clark
    signed 2018-06-13 07:23:01 +1000
  • Maureen Sharpe
    signed 2018-06-13 06:31:40 +1000
  • karin darker
    signed 2018-06-13 05:55:55 +1000
  • Dorothy Hoddinott
    signed 2018-06-13 01:29:41 +1000
    it is irresponsible and cynical of the Government to undermine the ABC through cutting funds at the same time it gives favourable treatment to for-profit media organisations. The role of the ABC is to provide service to all Australians, not return a profit to shareholders. We are all shareholders in the ABC and the benefit it provides all Australians is immeasurable. There is no good reason why it should be cut and further weakened. Restore the funding!
  • Maryellen Galbally
    signed 2018-06-13 00:52:48 +1000
  • Robert Britton
    signed 2018-06-13 00:06:13 +1000
    It’s not just the cuts and the latest funding freeze, it’s the responsible Minister now constantly finding fault with the some of the ABC’s most senior journalists (six complaints in five months!). It bears all the hallmarks of another culture war, seemingly out to destroy the independence of the national broadcaster.
  • Brian Hannant
    signed 2018-06-12 23:48:03 +1000
  • Tony Souter
    signed 2018-06-12 23:26:53 +1000
  • Ross Johnson
    signed 2018-06-12 23:17:32 +1000
  • Sonia Elphick
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  • Edwin Mills
    signed 2018-06-12 22:41:58 +1000
    Well the government doesn’t like what it reveals about their shortcomings and frankly will a new incoming government feel the same. C
  • Elisabeth Dark
    signed 2018-06-12 22:35:42 +1000
  • Sean Corrigan
    signed 2018-06-12 22:23:15 +1000
  • Vic Dorsen
    signed 2018-06-12 22:21:42 +1000
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  • Bob Fawcett
    signed 2018-06-12 22:08:44 +1000
  • Robyn Longhurst
    signed 2018-06-12 22:01:32 +1000
  • William Miller
    signed 2018-06-12 21:41:53 +1000
    The Turnbull LNP government’s attack on the ABC is an attack on a civilised Australia. Freedom and independence of our flagship broadcaster is vital to our democracy. Labor “gets” its Turnbull and LNP fear it.
  • Timothy Wharton
    signed 2018-06-12 20:56:15 +1000
    I work for the ABC and it’s obviously the Turnbull government is trying to shut us down bit by bit. Please support the ABC and support Labor.
  • Jan Wilson
    signed 2018-06-12 20:55:15 +1000
    I want quality ABC without government interference.
  • Barry Bidwell
    signed 2018-06-12 20:41:08 +1000
  • Margaret Hetherton
    signed 2018-06-12 20:37:00 +1000
    The ABC is one of the most highly regarded aspects of Australian culture – the source of well reasoned commentary and reliable news as well as creative Australian content. We do not get this content elsewhere; increasingly the for profit media are biased. . .
  • Isobel Berghella
    signed 2018-06-12 20:34:08 +1000
  • Ken Ryan
    signed 2018-06-12 20:18:09 +1000
  • Robyn Hooper
    signed 2018-06-12 20:00:38 +1000
  • Marion von Adlerstein
    signed 2018-06-12 19:54:35 +1000