Friends Meet with ABC Managing Director David Anderson

Friends Meet with ABC Managing Director David Anderson

ABC Friends welcomed the opportunity to meet with David Anderson to discuss challenges facing the public broadcaster at a time of serious budgetary constraints and concerns about media freedom.

From left to right: Margaret Reynolds, David Anderson, Ed Davis

In particular, ABC Friends want to work with the new government and parliamentarians to recognise increased ABC regional programming and augmented news services.

The morning visit to the ABC was also an excellent opportunity to meet Board Chair, Ita Buttrose, and staff representative, Jane Connors, as well as senior staff responsible for specialist programs and entertainment, news, and international.

ABC Friends National President, Margaret Reynolds, said, "Many Australians would appreciate the importance of the ABC’s forthcoming international broadcasting anniversary, marking the long tradition of the ABC reporting overseas."

"This significant initiative was announced by former Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, in December 1939 and has ensured that many of our Pacific Island neighbours have grown up depending on that familiar Australian voice."

Further information:
Margaret Reynolds
ABC Friends National
Ph: 0447 735 156