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Our Vision
An independent ABC valued by all Australians and fully supported by government

About ABC Friends

We are a not-for-profit volunteer based organisation with 70,000 members and supporters across Australia. We have operating divisions in all states and territories.

If you value the ABC as we do we encourage you to join us.

Our Mission

To represent the community interest in defending and promoting the vital role of the ABC as a national public broadcaster and media organisation.

A strong ABC is vital to our democracy.

Our Strategy

We seek to influence government policies on the ABC and to ensure that it remains independent and is fully funded to fulfil its role as Australia’s national public broadcaster and media organisation as set out in the ABC Charter. Click this link to see a summary of the ABC Charter.

Truthful, not neutral:

Crikey | Alexandra Wake | March 26, 2024 Why the ABC’s ‘impartiality’ warning isn’t the full story. The ABC’s chair Kim Williams has come out firing in his first week in the role, telling journalists they must acknowledge the broadcaster’s statutory requirement [...]

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Kim Williams and ABC Turmoil

Can Kim Williams resolve the ABC turmoil? The Saturday Paper | February 3, 2024 | Quentin Dempster As a child, Kim Williams was obsessed with Lego. At the age of 11, he became the national champion. His mind has [...]

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Kim Williams to replace Ita Buttrose as ABC Chair

The Guardian | January 24 |2024 |Tory Shepherd and Josh Butler Kim Williams, a former chief executive of News Corp Australia, will replace Ita Buttrose as chair of the ABC. Prime minister Anthony Albanese’s announcement follows union members’ vote of no [...]

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Acknowledgement of country

We acknowledge the traditional owners throughout South Australia and Northern Territory.  

We acknowledge their custodianship of the land and pay respect to their Elders,  past, present and emerging.

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