Welcome to ABC Friends Queensland
Get Involved with ABC Friends Queensland
We organise our own events and activities including:
- organising community stalls
- lobbying Federal MPs
- letter writing
- fund raising
- doing social media and website content
- and MORE!
Local interest in forming a Friends of the ABC in Queensland began in 1995 with meetings in Brisbane and drawing interest from across the State. The Queensland branch of the Friends of the ABC was incorporated in December 1995 with its own constitution. The original name persists today but, in 2016, it was formally changed - now trading as ABC Friends (Qld).
We engage our membership through regular contact via the quarterly newsletter and emails relating to the actions of our national body.
Over the years, we have attracted a number of people who share our commitment to our public broadcaster. These constitute our ‘Supporters of the ABC’ group and we regularly canvas them on issues of interest to ensure that we continue to include them in our activities.
In Queensland, ABC Friends is an Incorporated Association managed by a Committee of volunteers elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. The Committee is closely connected to the membership and, as a community-based organisation, ABC Friends (Qld) Inc. is wholly dependent on the support of its members.
ABC Friends (Qld) Inc. operates independently while, under the umbrella of ABC Friends National Inc., working with Friends organisations from every Australian State and Territory on national strategies and campaigns to maintain the independence and integrity of the ABC.
ABC Friends is not aligned to any political party and operates fully independently of the ABC itself.
- President: Ross McDowell
- Vice President: Ken Hall
- Treasurer: Kent Eising
- Secretary: Sarah Morris
- Margaret Casey
- Glennis Corley
- Ken Corley
- Dr Mark Hayes
- Paul Meyers
- Paula Ridler
- Don Sinnamon
Phone: 0418 291 350
Phone: 0474 486 806