We can’t just save the ABC, we need to fix it

Our research shows that the ABC is Australia’s most trusted broadcaster.

However, with the turmoil in ABC management and the reported political interference –– from the abrupt and unexplained sacking of ABC Managing Director, Michelle Guthrie, to the revelations that the then ABC Chairman himself pushed for the sacking of Emma Alberici after repeated attacks by then-Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, one thing is clear: it is not enough to simply save the ABC, we need to fix it.

At a time when so-called 'fake news' is at an all-time high, when Australia's media ownership is being further concentrated, and journalism jobs are being cut across the country, has there ever been a greater need for a strong, independent and trusted national broadcaster? 

The ABC is at a crossroads: the coming months are a critical period for the ongoing future of the ABC. 

Add your name to the open letter urging our political leaders to publicly guarantee they will safeguard the independence of the ABC and keep our public broadcaster, its Board and management free of political interference, as well as committing to funding the ABC adequately so it can fulfil its role as our public broadcaster.

Add your name: We need to fix the ABC.

Dear Prime Minister and Opposition Leader –

The ABC is one of Australia’s most trusted news sources. We need you to fix it.

We urge you to make a public guarantee safeguarding the independence of the ABC and keeping our public broadcaster, its Board and management free of political interference. We also urge you to commit to funding the ABC adequately so it can fulfil its role as our public broadcaster.

6,666 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Philip Howe
    signed 2018-12-09 21:00:25 +1100
  • Dianne Beardall
    signed 2018-12-01 09:39:14 +1100
  • Clark McCallum
    signed 2018-11-28 12:55:56 +1100
  • Duncan Marshall
    signed 2018-11-26 11:30:18 +1100
  • Robert Humphries
    signed 2018-11-25 17:18:29 +1100
  • Jenny Alexander
    signed 2018-11-25 17:16:54 +1100
  • Stuart Edwards
    signed 2018-11-25 10:08:49 +1100
  • Kate Backshall
    signed 2018-11-23 23:28:46 +1100
  • Linda Campbell
    signed 2018-11-18 00:34:37 +1100
  • Anne Bright
    signed 2018-11-16 09:51:35 +1100
  • Jason Moore
    signed 2018-11-15 00:00:15 +1100
  • Jane Goodall
    signed 2018-11-14 21:38:51 +1100
  • Robert Mazzilli
    signed 2018-11-14 16:12:57 +1100
  • Pru Brewer
    signed 2018-11-13 16:00:09 +1100
  • Harold Hodson
    @HaroldHodson2 tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-13 08:21:30 +1100
    Sign the petition: The ABC is one of Australia’s most trusted news sources. We need you to fix it. https://nb.tai.org.au/fix_the_abc?recruiter_id=216542
  • Harold Hodson
    signed 2018-11-13 08:21:20 +1100
  • Markus Pfister
    signed 2018-11-13 05:51:48 +1100
  • Maurene Grundy
    signed 2018-11-13 01:38:43 +1100
  • Margarette Laing
    signed 2018-11-13 01:36:18 +1100
  • Alistair Bain
    signed 2018-11-12 23:57:03 +1100
  • Mick De Groot
    signed 2018-11-12 22:24:05 +1100
  • Jeff Nestor
    signed 2018-11-12 22:21:03 +1100
  • Jim Stanford
    signed 2018-11-12 21:26:33 +1100
  • Ros Hart
    signed 2018-11-12 21:21:12 +1100
  • Clive Walker
    signed 2018-11-12 21:14:39 +1100
  • Barry Smith
    signed 2018-11-12 14:31:14 +1100