The next federal election is drawing close. The outcome will be crucial for the ABC. The ABC has been hit hard by years of drastic cuts to its funding. It has lost more than 1000 staff since 2014; premier programs have been dumped; others cut back. The Institute of Public Affairs is pushing hard for its sale.
The ABC is one of our most trusted and valued institutions. It is vital to democracy and it saves lives. Recall the ABC's response to the fires of the Black Summer and its brilliant reporting on the coronavirus.
Please join us to hear from two special guests. Renowned journalist Quentin Dempster will talk about the challenges facing the ABC and options for ABC Friends. Former NSW Fire Commissioner Greg Mullins will discuss the ABC and the Black Summer Fires.
President of the Eastern Suburbs ABC Friends, Professor Ed Davis, will host the webinar.