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We must do everything we can to stamp out lies and fake news in political advertising and the first step is to adopt legislation that bans inaccurate or misleading ads during election campaigns.
Independence central to public service media, the ABC says
The Federal Government should legislate five year funding terms for the ABC and enshrine in law a prohibition on cutting funding during these terms, the ABC said in its submission to the Government’s review of options to support the independence of Australia’s two national broadcasters, the ABC and SBS.
ABC Annual Report: reassurance for loyal audiences
ABC Managing Director, David Anderson, has reassured ABC audiences that the broadcaster will “keep faith with those who consume media via scheduled broadcasts” as it moves to a digital future.
Are Australians avoiding the news? Leigh Sales’ advice to journalists
As more Australians turn away from the news and lose trust in media, all journalists – particularly those from the ABC – should ask themselves if their actions are contributing to the problem, Leigh Sales told the audience at the 2023 Andrew Olle lecture.
We need truth in political advertising NOW
In the last few years there’s been a massive increase in misinformation and disinformation. We saw the damage disinformation can do during the recent referendum on the Voice to Parliament.
WA Police challenge ABC independence
The WA Police Force has demanded that the ABC hand over the footage the ABC compiled for the 4 Corners program, Escalation. ABC Friends is gravely concerned by this attack on press freedom.
Once again, the ABC prepares for emergency broadcasting
With world temperatures hitting their highest ever in September and bushfires and floods already affecting several States, the ABC is again gearing up its emergency broadcasting.
RN's future guaranteed?
In an hour long discussion with ABC alumni, Chris Oliver-Taylor, the ABC’s recently appointed Chief Content Officer, said he hopes that Radio National has a “long and healthy” future. But, he cautioned, there will be change.
The ABC and the Voice
In the aftermath of the Voice referendum much will be said about why it was rejected. Some post-referendum polls have already been published.
STOP PRESS: Two new appointments to the ABC Board
The Minister for communications, Michelle Rowland, has appointed Ms Nicolette Maury and Ms Louise McElvogue as non-executive directors to the ABC Board for five-year terms.
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