ABC Friends in the ACT presents
Public Broadcasting in the Pub:
Attacks on the ABC: In whose interests?
The ABC’s independence and funding is under threat, with an “inquiry” prompted by Pauline Hanson and powerful private media interests attempting to undermine it. Come and hear:
• Margaret Reynolds, ABC Friends National Founding President and former Senator
• Ranald Macdonald, former editor-in-chief of The Age, broadcaster - and Collingwood Football Club President
o with Canberra’s own David Kilby as MC
speak on the challenges facing those who value the ABC’s role in promoting independent Australian journalism, drama and good music – and what you can do about it.
“We have an immense national asset, a tremendous legacy. Its job is to connect us, to help maintain some common understandings of who we are, the issues we face, and the values we share. We have to hope that our own generation will not be the one that allows that to slip away.” - Margaret Simons, journalist, writer