To be effective, Australia’s public broadcaster must have the trust of the Australian people. It must have the capacity to offer quality news and entertainment. And it must be accessible to all Australians.
In our Budget submission, ABC Friends addresses the issues that require urgent attention by the federal government in its first budget. While the government has made some positive commitments, there is much more to be done.
Our recommendations include:
- Put in place measures to ensure that ABC funding is protected from future cuts
- Strengthen Board appointment processes and review the efficacy of the current board
- Further enhance the ABC’s broadcasting capacity in the Pacific
- Develop a plan to address the shortcomings in transmission and guarantee that all Australians have access to the ABC, especially in emergencies
Sign on to endorse our Budget submission