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The ABC is under the biggest attack in its history

Our ABC is facing death by a thousand cuts - totalling over half a BILLION dollars - from the Liberals who can’t handle the public broadcaster doing its job and holding those in power to account. Sadly, our democracy is going to be far worse off for it.

Not only has the Morrison Government failed to restore the millions of dollars of funding they have cut from the ABC year after year, there is now no future funding for the Enhanced News Gathering program.

The ABC has been a vital source of information during the pandemic and helped save lives during the catastrophic summer bushfires immediately before that.

To do its job as the public expects, to continue producing the new Australians trust and the stories we love, the ABC must be well-funded. 

The ABC needs allies, now more than ever.

Who's signing
Bernadette Duffy
Lisa Kovacs
Anton Scholte
Mark Vanthoff
Molly-Jean Hopkins
Adrian McLEAN
Catherine Delin
Sheryl Malone
Katya Glogovska
Richard Webb
Dougal Fraser
Chris Noonan
Marjorie Allen
M Willcox
Liz Tidemann
Bianca Treu
Susan Taylor
Helen Caldicott
Nicole Oldfield
Debra Graham
Martin Szyler
Leonie Annan
McKenzie Regina
Carey Barlow
Angelina Russell
Jan Sweet
Nicole Lawson
Glenda Glenda
Lloyd Barker-Smith

Will you sign?

To all members and Senators of Parliament

I have added my name to this petition because I value the ABC too highly to sit back and do nothing while our national broadcaster is under assault.

The ABC is one of the most trusted institutions in the country.

I let my children use the ABC Kids app because I trust it. I read, watch and listen to the ABC News because I trust it. I tune in to the ABC in times of natural disaster because I trust it.

We need it more than ever.

I call on you to oppose any cuts to the ABC’s funding.

I call on you to oppose any changes to the ABC’s charter.

I call on you to oppose any attack on the ABC’s independence.

Long after you’ve left the Parliament, I want the ABC to still be there.

I am calling on you to make sure of it.

Yours sincerely

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