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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  • Terry Hall
    signed 2019-05-18 12:36:15 +1000
  • Pam Anderson
    signed via 2019-05-16 11:43:29 +1000
    Please Bill overturn the cuts to ABC.
  • Jennie Barringon
    signed 2019-05-14 13:10:16 +1000
  • Ainsley Carpenter
    signed 2019-05-14 11:58:30 +1000
  • Margaret Lee
    signed via 2019-05-14 08:24:23 +1000
    The ABC is the soundtrack of my day. I trust it implicitly, and get much of my information on so many subjects from its broadcasters. And when I don’t want to think, I can be transported by ABCFM.
  • Marie Wickens
    signed via 2019-05-13 23:21:23 +1000
  • Dianne West
    signed 2019-05-13 20:35:38 +1000
    A well-funded, independent public broadcaster is necessary for a healthy democracy.
  • Margaret McHarg
    signed via 2019-05-13 16:15:19 +1000
    Margaret McHarg
  • Sue Stuckey
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  • Jon Temby
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  • Jim Allen
    signed 2019-05-13 13:54:08 +1000
  • Jeffrey Smart
    signed 2019-05-13 13:23:13 +1000
  • Peter Temby
    signed via 2019-05-13 12:38:59 +1000
    The ABC is our only guarantee of a democracy in the medium term where voters can believe the news is relatively unbiased
  • Robert Coenraads
    signed via 2019-05-13 12:34:12 +1000
    Robert Coenraads
  • Julie Souter
    signed 2019-05-13 12:18:16 +1000
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  • Alan McEvoy
    signed 2019-05-13 10:08:42 +1000
  • Kaye Bendle
    signed 2019-05-13 10:03:47 +1000
    The ABC is our voice and our heart and is vital for us all. It must receive greater funding.
  • Sue Fuller
    signed 2019-05-13 09:38:04 +1000
  • Alan Brennan
    signed 2019-05-13 08:30:04 +1000
    Yes please help keep ABC as it is
  • Angelo D'Angelo
    signed 2019-05-13 07:59:49 +1000
    Angelo D’Angelo
  • Gillian Pechey
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