“With commercial business models — whether print or broadcast — failing, 新闻编辑室萎缩, 戏剧的预算减少, funding the ABC to tell Australian stories is more essential than ever.”
The ABC has never been under greater attack in its long and storied history than it is now. The cuts to the ABC began in 2014 and by 2022 will total more than $780 million. 项目被砍掉了, 本地制作的戏剧下降了很多, foreign bureaux have been closed and hundreds of years of journalistic experience has been lost. ABC journalists simply doing their job are attacked on an almost daily basis by Coalition politicians.
攻击ABC电视台不是什么新鲜事，但是 昆汀的法官说 目前的敌意是“新萄京官方所见过的最严重的”。.
除了资金削减之外, “公平和平衡”的立法, a steady stream of politically-motivated complaints and inquiries, we now have the Liberal Party federal council voting 4:1 in favour of selling off the ABC.
Our goal is an editorially-independent ABC that is fully-funded by the government and meets its charter as a comprehensive national broadcaster, that is resourced to tell Australian stories across multiple platforms, and positioned to take advantage of new technology to retain its position as the most trusted and reliable source of news and entertainment in Australia.
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For more than 80 years, the ABC has touched the lives of all Australians in one way or another.
不管它是在看 发挥学校 还是个孩子的时候，争论三J字 100年最热的 与朋友, tuning into our favourite radio programs or keeping up-to-date with the latest news and current affairs, the ABC plays a pivotal role in informing and shaping our views about Australian life and contributing to our sense of nation identity.
Yet for too long the ABC has been taken for granted, receiving less and less funding from government while providing more services than ever before as new technology has evolved.
今天, the ABC delivers content across four television channels, 在线, 到你的移动设备或数字收音机. 美国广播公司在危机中向社区通报情况, through our vital national emergency broadcast service. We take for granted that the ABC delivers its suite of services to us wherever we are, 只要新萄京官方需要.
When the ABC is required to do so much more with less, it’s inevitable the cracks start to show.
新萄京官方都喜欢ABC. We are proud of what the ABC represents in Australian lives. But the rate of technological progress has far outstripped the funding made available by successive federal governments. That means it’s getting progressively harder to maintain a strong ABC now and for the next generation of Australians.
The ABC’s “make-do” solutions to the chronic massive underfunding crisis are unsustainable.
We call on the current Australian government and other political parties to commit to the following 5 principles:
1. Restore ABC funding to a sustainable level over the next two ABC triennial funding agreements.
The ABC cannot continue to provide Australians with the level of innovative and comprehensive broadcasting services required under the ABC Charter without the significant restoration of the $254 million in funding and 400 jobs which have been stripped from the organisation.
2. Respect the editorial and programming independence of the ABC as enshrined in the ABC Act.
Governmental interference in the ABC undermines the integrity of its news coverage and it must always be independent of any political influence.
3. 保持ABC 100%不含商业广告.
The vast majority of Australians do not want commercial advertising disrupting their ABC programs and services or on ABC websites. Further the ABC’s position as our most trusted source of 新闻 relies on the ABC being free of commercial influence.
4. Curtail outsourcing and do not seek to privatise or commercialise any parts of the ABC.
Since its inception in 1932, the ABC has been one of Australia’s most loved public institutions. New technology and anticipated changes to media ownership mean that now more than ever, Australians are reliant on the ABC to tell their stories. The ABC must retain control of its functions including its internal production, if the ABC is to fulfil its Charter obligation and represent and reflect regional diversity.
5. 培养和留住多元化人才, skilled workforce that can create and deliver exciting Australian content.
Increased casualisation and centralisation of ABC jobs in Sydney and Melbourne are deskilling and demoralising the ABC workforce. 作为公有事业单位和模范用人单位, the ABC has a responsibility to provide secure jobs, whole of industry training and model working conditions.
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