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.

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  • Glenn Duggan
    signed 2018-11-09 15:36:40 +1100
  • Brenton Mosey
    signed 2018-11-09 15:35:16 +1100
  • Daryl Thompson
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    signed 2018-11-09 15:30:03 +1100
  • Ray
    @ray_peck tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-09 15:25:45 +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=209073
  • George Crisp
    signed 2018-11-09 15:25:23 +1100
  • Ray Peck
    signed 2018-11-09 15:25:16 +1100
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  • Brett Nash
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    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=292442
  • Terry Tierney
    signed 2018-11-09 14:49:44 +1100
  • Colin Broadfoot
    signed 2018-11-09 14:20:52 +1100
  • Sara Gregory
    signed 2018-11-09 14:07:41 +1100
  • Elizabeth Gherardin
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  • 💧 Gaye Freeman
    @GayeFreeman8 tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-09 12:14:20 +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=243552
  • Gaye Freeman
    signed 2018-11-09 12:13:58 +1100
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  • Margarette Laing
    @adelaidebeatric tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-09 11:40:56 +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=211692
  • Margarette Laing
    signed 2018-11-09 11:40:27 +1100
  • Michael Gunter
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  • Brett James
    signed 2018-11-09 10:57:26 +1100
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    signed 2018-11-09 09:25:48 +1100
  • Greg Newton
    signed 2018-11-09 09:25:09 +1100
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    signed 2018-11-09 09:07:24 +1100
  • Heather Forward
    signed 2018-11-09 08:51:42 +1100
  • David Morawetz
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