Thank you for visiting our ABC Friends National Campaign.
Our plans are for a very visible campaign to draw national attention to the plight of the ABC, using every avenue available to us, including social media, advertising, direct marketing, public events and bipartisan political lobbying.
Examples of the impact budget cuts have already had on the ABC are many: • Mass redundancies • The centralisation of broadcast services, disconnecting and disadvantaging regional and rural Australia • The loss of the Australia Network contract and closure of overseas bureaux, restricting access to international news • Less exposure to the work of our creative producers, directors, musicians and artists
Australians are losing out and the ABC risks failing its Charter to provide innovative and comprehensive broadcast services and programs that contribute to a sense of national identity. Added to that, some media organisations are running a campaign to denigrate and undermine our beloved and vital National Institution.
Now is your chance to help defend and maintain an independent public broadcaster by making a DONATION. Please DONATE now or become a MEMBER of ABC Friends.
Why support ABC Friends National Campaign? • The ABC is the most trusted, admired and valued national institution. • The ABC is under very serious threat - from politicians, commercial media organisations and certain lobby groups. • Large scale sackings have already occurred due to Government cuts to the ABC budget and more are planned. • The ABC has cut programs and is further centralising its operations in Sydney - which runs counter to its Charter. • Further cuts are planned - there is talk of charging people to watch iView (programs you’ve already paid for) - in effect privatisation by stealth.
Ahead of the next federal election, the campaign is more important than ever - please help. The louder our voice, the greater our influence. Let your friends, family and colleagues know about the campaign by sharing this information, including the Ron Tandberg cartoon.