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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GUEST SPEAKER & SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
2pm SUNDAY 22nd. JUNE 2014
Bob Daniels Centre INGLEWOOD CIVIC CENTRE
895 Beaufort St Inglewood
GUEST SPEAKER DAVID HAWKES
David Hawkes (pictured below) has been a presenter on the radio airwaves of Perth since 1962, many of those years on Your ABC in WA. He has been vocal in recent times about cuts to ABC funding.
You can read more about David and listen to his recent interview with ABC Local Radio’s John McGlue here: http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2013/05/16/3760717.htm.
This event will also include a Special General Meeting to change the Association’s name to ABC Friends (WA) Inc., plus a couple of other necessary alterations to our Constitution. We do not expect this part of the afternoon to take up too much time.
We encourage anyone interested in or concerned about the future of the ABC to come along, including people who are not members of Friends.
There is ample free parking at the Civic Centre and Afternoon Tea will be provided.
Friends of the ABC (WA) Inc.
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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