"The ABC is too important to be undermined by Turnbull and his conservatives"

The Australian opposition Labor party writes that “Malcolm Turnbull and his conservatives have their sights set on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)", calling it “the most trusted media organisation in Australia”. Cuts have cost 800 jobs.

By Diet Simon

The Australian opposition Labor party (ALP) writes that “Malcolm Turnbull and his conservatives have their sights set on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), calling it “the most trusted media organisation in Australia”.

The ABC is funded by tax dollars. “Since 2014 their cuts have seen 800 jobs lost and a drop in the content and services that Australians depend on,” the ALP writes in an appeal for donations to help save the broadcaster.

“This year alone, they cut $83.7 million from the ABC – which the ABC says it can’t absorb. Enough is enough. A Shorten Labor government will reverse Turnbull’s unfair $83.7 million cut to the ABC and guarantee funding certainty over the next ABC budget cycle.

“But we can only do that if we win the next election, and to do that we need to continue building our campaign to save the ABC. The ABC is too important to be undermined by Turnbull and his conservatives.”

“The Liberals have their backers from the big end of town, but we're proud to be building a new style of Australian political campaigning: funded by small donations from tens of thousands of passionate community members.”

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