JOIN US FOR OUR
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017
SUNDAY 20th AUGUST at 1:30pm
ABC PERTH CENTRE
CNR ROYAL & FIELDER STREETS, EAST PERTH
OUR SPECIAL GUEST IS
ABC FRIENDS NATIONAL
Margaret Reynolds has been pivotal in establishing ABC Friends as a national organisation, and her parliamentary experience, knowledge and contacts have been invaluable in our efforts to influence members of Parliament of all political persuasions to support a properly funded and independent ABC.
Margaret was elected as a federal Labor senator for Queensland in 1983. Four years later she became the Minister for Local Government and, in 1988, the Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women. She was appointed to the Aboriginal Reconciliation Council and was directly involved in developing native title legislation following the Mabo decision. She remained in Parliament until 1999.
Margaret is the author of two books, The Last Bastion, Labor women working towards equality in the parliaments of Australia (publ. 1995), and Living Politics (publ. 2007).
For the latest ABC-related news,for articles, videos, merchandise, links and lots of information, go to ABC Friends’ NATIONAL WEBSITE:
The new edition of ABC Friends’ National Newsletter, ‘Update’, is now available to read on-line or download. Click on the ‘Newsletter’ tab at the top of this page.
ABC Friends WA will have a stall again this year at the May Day Festival on Fremantle Esplanade on Sunday, 7th. May from 10am until 2pm. There’ll be music and kids’ events and a fun atmosphere. The traditional May March around Fremantle starts at 12noon. Hope to see you there.
For more information, follow this link:
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.