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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  • Janet Forbes
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-08 11:50:19 +1000
    Sign the petition: Save Our ABC
  • Janet Forbes
    signed 2018-06-08 11:49:39 +1000
  • Carole Egan
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  • Carole Egan
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  • Amanda Donnelly
    signed via 2018-06-08 11:34:23 +1000
  • Sonia Elphick
    signed via 2018-06-08 11:28:31 +1000
    ABC must be supported as a strong independent broadcaster – the community expects this from the government. No more cuts!
  • Diane Hoffman
    signed 2018-06-08 09:19:12 +1000
  • Mandy Watson
    signed 2018-06-08 08:26:46 +1000
  • Maggie Borger
    signed via 2018-06-08 08:25:05 +1000
  • Wendy Hardman
    signed 2018-06-08 07:08:21 +1000
  • Lorna Goldring
    signed 2018-06-07 23:24:28 +1000
  • Lauren Neilsen
    signed 2018-06-07 21:55:31 +1000
    The ABC is important to all Australians to provide a more balanced point of view than the mainstream media outlets. Hands off our ABC!
  • Jodie Dunning
    signed 2018-06-07 21:23:29 +1000
  • Luke Smith
    signed 2018-06-07 21:06:50 +1000
  • Leeanne Rothacker
    signed 2018-06-07 21:05:05 +1000
  • Jane Haberfield
    signed 2018-06-07 20:46:22 +1000
  • Joan Anson
    signed 2018-06-07 20:42:28 +1000
  • Karen Gurton
    signed 2018-06-07 20:04:01 +1000
  • Maureen Houweling
    signed 2018-06-07 19:31:03 +1000
  • Lyndall Moore
    signed 2018-06-07 18:28:48 +1000
  • Melissa Gray
    signed 2018-06-07 17:58:50 +1000
  • John Cunningham
    signed 2018-06-07 17:54:30 +1000
    The ABC is an Australian institution that needs to be protected and supported as it supplies the citizens of Australia with unbiased balanced points of view.
  • Jenn Burt
    signed 2018-06-07 17:11:32 +1000
  • Janine Gledhill
    signed 2018-06-07 14:06:09 +1000
    The ABC has proven to be a trusted and respected institution in Australia. It provides essential services to remote populations who are otherwise ignored by commercial interests; it supports the cultural life of Australia, in particular culture that lies outside the what is pop and commercial; it provides FACTUAL information on current affairs as opposed to that presented by the Murdoch empire. Despite increasingly vexatious complaints by far right IPA aligned politicians and commentators left wing bias has not been established. If these people feel so outraged by what is being reported about their behaviour because it doesn’t present well, then perhaps they should rethink their behaviours (and consider whether it mightn’t be a case of the ’Emperor’s New Clothes)‘. The ABC MUST have it’s funding restored and be left to provide services to Australians according to it’s charter without being continually harassed by the usual players!
  • Neil McAlpine
    signed via 2018-06-07 14:01:08 +1000
    ABC should not have further cuts by this stupid Govt
  • Jo Southern
    signed 2018-06-07 13:57:38 +1000
  • Susan Wearden
    signed 2018-06-07 12:29:10 +1000
  • Lauren McDonnell
    signed 2018-06-07 11:45:17 +1000
    Love the ABC
  • Suzy Carter
    signed 2018-06-07 11:33:41 +1000
  • Valerie Bosher
    signed 2018-06-07 11:32:34 +1000