Join us for our 2016
Annual General Meeting
Saturday 12th November
State Library of WA
Perth Cultural Centre
You are invited to our AGM with special guest ABC News presenter and producer JEREMY FERNANDEZ. Jeremy, who grew up in Perth, currently presents the ABC News 7pm bulletin in NSW and often appears on ABC News 24. See the flyer – notice-of-agm-2016 – for more information.
It has been a busy and exciting year: ABC Friends have been working nationally, with volunteers and professional help, campaigning for the ABC before and during the federal election campaign – and is still campaigning. A national ‘umbrella’ organisation, to be known as ‘ABC Friends National Inc.’ is close to being established. Come to the AGM and hear more.
The AGM will elect a new committee and office bearers. We are seeking committee members to join us at this time when the very future of the ABC is under threat. We need the active participation of members on the committee and on the ground, and importantly, we need more members.
Members of ABC Friends and anyone interested in the future of the ABC are very welcome at the meeting.
You can nominate for the committee by registering your interest by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0468 560 993 and leave a message. A nomination form can be completed at the meeting.
Hope to see you there.
ABC Friends (WA) Inc.
PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED DATE!
Join us next Sunday, 21st August, 2-3:30pm, in Studio 620 at the ABC, cnr Royal & Fielder Sts, East Perth, with special guest from Melbourne, Jeff Waters (pictured below). Jeff was appointed by ABC Friends to direct our national campaign in the lead up to this year’s federal election – his brief was to provide professional support to spread our message wide by way of social media and by mobilising supporters both on-line and on-the-ground. The aim was (& remains) to draw public attention to the chronic under-funding of the national broadcaster, and to strengthen the voices of ABC Friends and ABC supporters around the country. Jeff will be speaking about the ‘nuts and bolts’ of this very successful campaign and where we go from here.
Jeff, a journalist and media consultant, was the first major Australian video journalist to work in Europe, providing footage for all Australian television networks. He has worked in remote regions of Australia for the ABC’s Landline and 7:30 programs. From 2006 to 2014, Jeff was a senior journalist with ABC News, based in Melbourne. He is the author of two books: Gone for a Song: A Death in Custody on Palm Island; and Every Beat of my Heart: An ABC Journalist’s Journey from Death.
Fact Check Unit to close, 14 jobs to go from the ABC’s national specialist News reporting team (including one position in Perth), as a result of a $48m funding cut in the federal budget. Find out more by visiting the National Website of ABC Friends: abcfriends.org.au.
Join the national Facebook conversation here: facebook.com/FriendsOfTheAbc.
Follow ABC Friends on Twitter: @FriendsoftheABC.
THE ABC IS SUFFFERING A ‘DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS’. DO NOT THINK IT IS SAFE , IT IS RAPIDLY FALLING AWAY. NOW IS THE TIME TO STAND UP AND DEMAND PROPER FUNDING FOR THE NATIONAL BROADCASTER.
If you’d like to help the WA Committee campaign in the lead up to the Federal Election on 2nd. July, call 0468 560 993 and leave a message. We need your help!