ABC Friends WA is joining with ABC unions CPSU and MEAA to spread awareness across the community of the severe cuts about to hit the ABC.
at Perth Town Hall on
Thursday 20th. November
any time between 11am and 2pm
You will be able to grab a ‘Stop ABC Cuts’ t-shirt and badge, sign a petition, fill in a postcard to the Prime Minister (we will post it), write down your thoughts and comments about the ABC to be added to others from all around Australia, spread via social media and passed on to where they will have most effect.
Volunteers to hand out postcards and flyers along the Hay Street and Murray Street malls are very welcome. A half-hour (or more) of your time would be appreciated. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org – or just come along.
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Friends of the ABC WA held a stall at the May Day Festival on Fremantle Esplanade yesterday, 4th. May. This year’s well organised event was well-attended. Friends also took part in the March holding banners “Hands off Our ABC’ etc.
Friends had a more prominent stall than last year with lots of passing traffic. There was much interest in the ABC and concerns about what the Federal Government has in store for the national broadcaster in next week’s Federal Budget.
We used up supplies of our WA Newsletter and most copies of the national newsletter (see ‘Newsletters’ tab above) and our Information brochure. We also handed out lots of ‘Independent Media – Simple as ABC’ bumper stickers, and lots of people took away our membership form.
Thanks to our volunteers, L-R in the pic: Bobbie, Steve, Meg and Lindsay. Thanks also to Clim and Julia (not pictured). More thanks are due to Clim for the terrific banners which we will be able to use on other occasions.
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The Government is interfering in the ABC’s independence. ABC funding and
Australia’s important international TV service is threatened.
Online petition/letters are helpful. But far more effective are personal letters, phone calls and/or requests to meet your local Coalition Member of Parliament or Senator in your state.
Tell them in your own words:
- The ABC’s independence from government is critical. You regard the
- Government’s announced review of ABC efficiency as an alarming interference in the ABC’s independence.
- The Coalition promised before the election to uphold the ABC’s independence. Mr Abbott personally promised that ABC funding would be maintained. You expect the Government to adhere to its promises.
- Australia Network is a service by which all Australians will be judged overseas. International broadcasting must continue to be provided by Australia’s independent national public broadcaster.
Spread the word and urge others to act and to join Friends of the ABC.
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