© 2019 by ABC Friends NSW & ACT

Authorised by Margaret Whealy, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

FEDERAL ELECTION 2019

THE PROMISE

Relentless funding cuts of more than $500m since 2014

THE REALITY

Shocking cuts to ABC programs and services

A sadly-diminished ABC

THE RESULT

What's been

cut?

  • Lateline GONE

  • State based 7.30 programs GONE

  • The Drum online CLOSED DOWN

  • ABC Fact Check Unit AXED

  • ABC Television production CLOSED DOWN in Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth

  • Radio News bulletins and radio current affairs shows DEFUNDED, staff RETRENCHED and broadcast time REDUCED

  • Music programs on Radio National CUT

  • Programming on ABC Classic FM REDUCED

  • Sound and reference libraries SLASHED

  • Foreign Correspondent CUT and broadcast time REDUCED

  • New Australian drama REDUCED by a quarter

  • New Australian documentary REDUCED by half

  • New Australian comedy REDUCED by nearly one-fifth (17%)

  • ABC bureaus in Tokyo, Bangkok, New Delhi and New Zealand DOWNSIZED or CLOSED

  • Radio Australia’s budget CUT by $22 million a year and more than half its staff GONE

Death by a thousand cuts

Not happy that your weekends are dominated by BBC murders and re-runs? You CAN make a difference.

This election: Vote to save our ABC!