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VIDEO: RALLY PACKS MELBOURNE TOWN HALL

The queue went for three city blocks as ABC Friends and supporters lined-up for our Rally to Save the ABC at Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday, July the 15th. Not a seat was left unfilled.

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The following resolution was passed at the Meeting:

This meeting of Friends and supporters of the ABC demand the following:

  • A clear commitment from all political parties and individual politicians that the ABC will not be sold off or privatised;
  • That additional funding will be provided to allow the ABC to meet its Charter requirements to service the needs of all Australians;
  • That the independence of the ABC Board and Management, as set down in the ABC Act of 1983, be adhered to;
  • That governance of the ABC in the interests of our democratic principles be clearly independent of any political  or external interference;
  • That the ABC resumes its important role as Australia’s ‘voice’ into Asia and the Pacific with sufficient funding to ensure in-depth reporting into the region, as well as coverage back to Australians, of international news events; and
  • And that ‘our’ ABC aims to set “the gold standard for quality, ethical, specialist and diverse broadcasting nationally so as to inform entertain and stimulate our robust Australian democratic way of life.”