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Public broadcasting is vital for our democracy and society.

Public media organisations like the ABC support the health of democracy and help societies to be “well informed, politically engaged and socially cohesive”. (knight

We need news services we can trust.

The ABC is our most trusted source of news: 77% of Australians rely on it for accurate information. (Roy Morgan community attitudes survey April 2020)

Emergency broadcasting is vital for our safety.

During natural disasters such as bushfires and floods, local ABC outlets play a vital role in keeping people out of harm’s way.

The ABC shines a light on our most important issues.

ABC scrutiny of societies’s main pillars – parliaments, courts, financial institutions and key sectors – have brought abuses and shortfalls to light and effected change.

The ABC holds politicians to account.

We need an ABC which can be fearless and unfettered in its reporting of political decisions and actions.

The ABC inspires, entertains and educates Aussie kids.

Decades of great shows that generations of us have loved: Play School, Bananas in Pyjamas and now Bluey and Kangaroo Beach

The ABC underpins our entertainment sector.

ABC drama and entertainment productions generated more than 8,000 full-time jobs between 2017 and 2020.

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