Join the special zoom event - Bradfield can do better for the ABC - that puts the case for why we must urgently restore funds to our national broadcaster.
Hear Margaret Reynolds, National President, of the ABC Friends, reflect on the challenges our ABC faces and how we can help it prosper.
Date: Thursday 22 July, 2021
Time: 6-7 pm
Guest speaker: Margaret Reynolds, ABC Friends National President
Bradfield can do better for our ABC
Since 2014 Australia’s national broadcaster has been systematically dismantled through budget starvation, mass sackings, and cuts to its programs and services.
Overall the cumulative budget cuts to the ABC from 2014 is estimated to be $1 billion by 2024.
The ABC has also endured police raids, intense political pressure, legal battles and threats to its independence.
There are real fears following the next Federal election, that if reelected, the Liberal Party will privatise the ABC as per its 2018 Liberal Party national conference resolution.
Bradfield can do better for the ABC.
It is every Federal government's responsibility to ensure Australia’s national broadcaster is strong, well-funded and independent.
The ABC is a pillar of Australian democracy. The ABC holds all governments to account. It has a duty to properly inform the Australian public on what they need to know in order to fulfil their democratic rights. This is more important than ever at a time of national and global climate and pandemic crisis - made worse by spin, misinformation and conspiracy theories.
The Federal electorate of Bradfield has a responsibility to speak out against the incessant bullying of its national broadcaster. They trust, value and love their ABC.
Janine Kitson believes that Bradfield can do better for the ABC.
Who would we trust without our ABC?