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).
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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!