PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED DATE!
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.
The attached letter was sent to ABC Managing Director Mark Scott on 4th. February.
It is very much a complaint about the growing centralisation of the ABC in Sydney and the accelerating diminution of the ABC Perth Centre (& the other smaller capital city centres around the country).Letter to Mark Scott 04Feb15
The letter was copied to Dr. Fiona Stanley, ABC Board member, and to members of ABC Friends (WA) Inc.
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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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