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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  • Andrew Spiers
    signed 2018-11-09 07:26:16 +1100
  • Ruth Leahy
    signed 2018-11-09 07:24:41 +1100
  • Richard Cockram
    signed 2018-11-09 07:12:35 +1100
  • Adam Coates
    signed 2018-11-09 07:06:01 +1100
  • Klaus Frohlich
    signed 2018-11-09 06:53:02 +1100
  • Rosemary Vass
    signed 2018-11-09 06:43:51 +1100
  • Alison Mahedy
    signed 2018-11-09 06:29:21 +1100
  • 💧Jill Newton
    @JillyMN tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-09 00:18:34 +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=175207
  • Jill Newton
    signed 2018-11-09 00:18:05 +1100
  • Anthony I. Scott
    @ningbojoe tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-09 00:17:48 +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=216015
  • Anthony Scott
    signed 2018-11-09 00:17:29 +1100
  • James Bonnett
    signed 2018-11-08 23:06:57 +1100
  • Ron Brown
    signed 2018-11-08 23:06:18 +1100
  • Aileen Walsh
    signed 2018-11-08 22:49:36 +1100
  • Julian Lawrence
    signed 2018-11-08 22:43:39 +1100
  • Silvio Pires
    signed 2018-11-08 22:27:50 +1100
  • Ben Collins
    signed 2018-11-08 22:17:06 +1100
  • Bryn Leivesley
    signed 2018-11-08 22:08:53 +1100
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    signed 2018-11-08 22:04:01 +1100
  • fladdle
    @fladdle tweeted link to this page. 2018-11-08 21:52:18 +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=280716
  • Gail Broady
    signed 2018-11-08 21:46:23 +1100
  • Louise Coleman
    signed 2018-11-08 21:41:00 +1100
  • Alex Wodak
    signed 2018-11-08 21:26:52 +1100
  • Andrew Senini
    signed 2018-11-08 21:22:02 +1100
  • Phillip Evt
    signed 2018-11-08 21:21:23 +1100
  • Nicholas Moran
    signed 2018-11-08 21:10:11 +1100
  • Jane Morton
    signed 2018-11-08 21:02:32 +1100
  • Jill Molan
    signed 2018-11-08 21:00:42 +1100
  • Maria Vandermade
    signed 2018-11-08 20:34:46 +1100