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ABC Friends NSW & ACT - get involved!

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About Us

The Friends of the ABC NSW (Inc.), also known as ABC Friends NSW & ACT, was established in 1976 to defend the ABC against funding cuts by the Coalition government of the day. Since then, the Friends has defended the ABC against threats from both Labor and Coalition governments to compromise its independence and reduce its funding.

To achieve our aims we:

  • make submissions to government
  • lobby individual members of parliament
  • provide informed comment about the ABC to the media
  • hold discussions with the ABC Managing Director and Chairman of the Board
  • address community groups
  • organise activities in support of the ABC
  • provide opportunities to socialise with like-minded people
  • encourage members to make their views about the ABC known to their Federal Member of Parliament
  • provide facilitation for members to engage with their local Federal MP

For the ABC Friends NSW & ACT Vision Statement click here

For the constitution of Friends of the ABC (NSW) Incorporated click here.


General Enquiries: [email protected]

Membership Enquiries: [email protected]

Postal Address: PO Box 1391 North Sydney NSW 2059

Phone: 02 9990 0600 (This is a MessageBank service, which is checked regularly, but not every day)

Facebook: @abcfriendsnsw  

Metropolitan and Regional Branches

In many areas of NSW & ACT there are local branches of ABC Friends.  You may wish to become involved at a local level - for metropolitan and regional branch details click here.

ABC Friends NSW & ACT 2019/20 Office Holders & Committee

President Ed DavisVice President Mal HewittTreasurer/Public Officer Margaret WhealySecretary and Membership Secretary Angela Williamson






Committee Members

  • Ireen Allanson
  • Geoff Brann (Minutes Secretary)
  • Sybille Frank
  • Dr Tess Howes
  • Leighanne Hunt (Membership Officer)
  • Janine Kitson
  • Peter Lindenmayer (ACT Convenor)
  • Jason Lowe (Events & Recruitment)
  • Gia Metherell
  • Cassandra Parkinson
  • Lady Nora Preston
  • Dr Diana Wyndham