An Albanese Labor Government will reverse Scott Morrison’s $83.7 million cut to the ABC to save regional jobs, protect critical emergency broadcasting and support local news and content.
ABC emergency coverage contributed to saving lives and homes in the ACT region during the summer bushfires, with staff returning from leave to ensure Australians were kept informed. They have provided essential information to our communities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Now 250 dedicated ABC staff, including in the ABC Canberra bureau, face the sack as a result of Scott Morrison’s cuts.
Labor Leader Anthony Albanese made the announcement this week with Labor candidate for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain acknowledging locals who depended on the ABC’s life-saving information during this year’s horrific fire season.
The ABC has worked tirelessly to support regional communities across Australia, particularly through drought, bushfires and now coronavirus.
As the federal member for Bean I would like to thank the hardworking ABC staff serving our region for their dedication.
I will continue to advocate for the proper funding of our ABC. I am asking my constituents to add your voice in standing up for our local ABC by signing my petition here.