IT IS TIME TO TAKE A STAND (November Monthly Lunch)

Why we need to fight for a properly funded politically independent ABC

Ronald MacDonald, Chairman of Friends of the ABC, says …

“Murdoch’s all-embracing Empire looms large as the enemy, but the threat extends beyond that.  The ABC Friends has just held a national conference where the theme was “Democracy Demands Diversity”.  When the Communications Minister, Hon Mitch Fyfield, refers to the ABC & SBS as “Government Entities” we know we are in serious trouble.”

Join us for a spirited analysis of what is happening at the ABC.

Ronald MacDonald AO was the last of the Symes to run The Age in Melbourne. Appointed Managing Director at age 26 in 1964, he resuscitated the slumbering broadsheet by appointing the dynamic editor Graham Perkin and giving him the resources and corporate encouragement to transform it into one of the world’s great newspapers. MacDonald was the chief instigator of the Australian Press Council, and maintains his passionate interest in the independence of the media in his role as Chairman of ABC Friends
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