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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!
SARAH KNIGHT, Manager 720 ABC Perth, will be guest speaker at our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING to be held on Sunday, 18th. October, starting at 1:30pm, at the ABC Centre, cnr. Royal & Fielder Streets, East Perth.
Sarah has worked for Local Radio in Perth and WA regional stations for many years and in many capacities, on air and behind-the-scenes,
and is a familiar voice on your ABC Radio.
If you care about the ABC and believe in the importance of an independent, non-commercial, properly funded and truly national
public broadcaster, please come along and support ABC Friends.
We seek committed people willing to share their time and skills
for a worthy cause.
Imagine an Australia without the ABC.