This week Cassandra Parkinson, Sue Pinnock and Margaret Reynolds spent two days in Parliament House meeting Members and Senators to provide them with important information central to developing Australian public broadcasting policy from 2022-2027.
Parliamentary Friends of the ABC meeting with ABC Friends National delegation
ABC Friends National expect Federal Parliamentarians to update their knowledge on future opportunities in the provision of transmission infrastructure to improve delivery of emergency services in regional and remote areas as well as providing greater access to the ABC for all Australians living beyond our cities.
During their visit, ABC Friends met with the Parliamentary Friends of the ABC group including Andrew Wilkie, Rebekha Sharkie, Helen Haines, Mike Freelander, Susan Templeman, Kirsty McBain, Terri Butler, Katie Thwaites, Alicia Payne, Mark Dreyfus, Andrew Leigh, and Brian Mitchell.
Rebekha Sharkie MP and ABC Friend SA/NT President, Sue Pinnock
Veterans Affairs Minister, Darren Chester was thanked for giving commitment to his role as a co-convenor of Parliamentary Friends of the ABC.
ABC Friends national delegation with Darren Chester
ABC Friends SA/NT President, Sue Pinnock, briefed senior ministerial staff responsible for communications and regional policy on how new technology could be used to secure Australian transmission infrastructure, providing them with a detailed paper to consider.
ABC Friends attended the Environment and Communications Estimates Hearing and met with Senators Jordon Steele-John and Patrick Dodson. They also briefed staff of Senators Sarah-Hanson Young, Rex Patrick, Kristina Keneally and Anne Urquart.
ABC Friends SA/NT President Sue Pinnock pins ABC Friends badge on Parliamentary Friend Senator Steele-John
ABC Friends National