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100 LEADERS SIGN OPEN LETTER OF SUPPORT

The Australian Book Review has undertaken a wonderful survey of support for the ABC, collecting the names of 100 prominent Australians for an open letter of support for our ABC.

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“Australian Book Review shares many Australians’ concerns about the health and viability of the ABC. The threats
are myriad and sustained. Funding cuts, political interference, and frequent taunts from News Corp have weakened
the organisation. Recently, the Liberal Party’s Federal Council voted to privatise the organisation. This would surely
spell the beginning of the end for the national broadcaster. We take things for granted in the Lucky Country,
but can we really be sure that the ABC will be around in 2028 to celebrate its centenary – searching, unfettered,
well resourced? More and more people think not and have begun to lobby government.”
Public figures who have have signed our Open Letter in support of the ABC include:
Louise Adler AM
Brook Andrew
Robyn Archer AO
Neil Armfield AO
John Bell AO
J.M. Coetzee
Paul Collins
Glyn Davis AC
Brett Dean
Robert Dessaix
Morag Fraser AM
Anna Funder
Helen Garner
Anna Goldsworthy
Gideon Haigh
Marieke Hardy
Lindy Hume
Barry Jones AC
Michelle de Kretser
Ranald Macdonald
Robert Man