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Journalist-turned-academic Professor Peter Greste has agreed to take part in our ABC Friends Queensland National Campaign Launch in Brisbane on March the 3rd.

Join our Campaign Launch in Brisbane to Stop the Destruction of the ABC

Sunday 3rd March 2019 – 2.30PM
State Library of Queensland, The Edge Auditorium (Stanley Place, South Bank, QLD 4101)
Duration: approx. 2 hours


Kerry O’Brien – the outstanding former ABC journalist and host of Four Corners – will give the keynote address explaining why the election is vital for the ABC to remain politically independent and able to give Australians the programs and fearless, independent reporting that we all seek from it.

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Professor Peter Greste – Peter Greste is an Australian journalist and academic. He has worked as a correspondent foro Reuters, CNN and the BBC, predominantly in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.



Margaret Reynolds – ABC Friends National President and former Queensland Senator and Federal Cabinet Minister will outline how the next Federal Election is crucial for the ABC and its future. She will reveal details of the Friends’ National Campaign and seek the support of Queenslanders all around the state.

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There will also be a panel discussion so that we can hear your views and answer your questions about what is happening to the ABC and how we can defend it.

More action you can take
The future of strong and independent public broadcasting in Australia is at stake. Well-funded and independent public broadcasting is essential to keep citizens informed and to hold government and powerful organisations to account. Think of the work that Four Corners does. Think of the vital ABC emergency services, Background Briefing, Science Show, Geraldine Doogue,Late Night Live, the music – we all have our favourites.

Please Join the Fight!
If you are not yet a member, we would love to have you join the fight. Together we can prevail over politicians who are hostile to an independent, well-funded national broadcaster and prevent a weakened or privatised ABC.