Friends of the ABC aims to defend and promote the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in its vital role as Australia’s independent national broadcaster. We oppose all efforts to censor the ABC, or to compromise its independence through the introduction of advertising or other commercial activities inconsistent with its public service obligations

Friends of the ABC in each state and territory are independent, non-profit community organisations. We have a diverse range of members, and earn our income from membership subscriptions and fundraising activities. We receive no funding from the government, or the ABC. Most state organistations have local groups that operate in regional and some metropolitan areas.

Friends of the ABC is not connected to any political party. We work for the best interests of independent and comprehensive national public broadcasting, challenging governments of any persuastion that attempt to dismantle or interfere in the ABC’s independence.

The Friends’ national website is the best place to find up to the minute information about the ABC and ways to help out.

To contact the FABC in Queensland, phone 0418 291 350

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6 Responses to “About the Friends of the ABC”

  1. 1 ann mcgrath September 4, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Love the picture!

  2. 2 Kim Peart May 3, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Dear Ann,

    I am a frequent visitor to the ABC Second Life island and have been exploring SL to see its potential and usefulness. I have a keen interest in space, environment and history and am involved with projects with all three areas, in addition to being a visual artist. Could you tell me if there is a web site wing for friends of the ABC in Second Life?


    Kim Peart

  3. 3 Hank Deucker December 21, 2009 at 12:35 am

    We, that is my wife and I, are experiencing a real problem with the loss of the ABC Queensland feed via AUSTAR. We rely on the local news, say the weather forecast to mention just one instance, as we are in a black hole as far as telecommunications are concerned. We can not get free to air signals at our residence. We live in a fire prone area and also rely on ABC radio, this feed has also ceased via AUSTAR. We have been in contact with both ABC and AUSTAR both seem sympathetic but blame each other for a technical problem. We are hoping that Friends of the ABC maybe able to apply some real pressure and lobby that these services are reactivated.

    Kindest regards
    Hank and Judy Deucker

  4. 4 K Hales August 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    For what seems a lifetime, I have supported the conservative side of
    government, but now I found myself at odds with the present government
    over a range of issues, not the least of which is its white-anting of
    the ABC. I have never been a political activist but, the government’s
    clear intent to interfere with my ABC’s independence and limit
    its scope of operation angers me greatly. In the face of an increasingly
    dynamic global and national environment Australia needs the ABC more
    than ever. We need the calm, objective reporting of the things that
    matter – which has been the hallmark of the ABC for as long as I can
    remember. A diminished, neutered ABC would surely fail any national
    interest test. What folly to abandon us to Fairfax, Murdock and others
    in their race to the bottom of popular opinion. I am so angry about
    this but I feel powerless to make a difference.

    I support whatever you can do to stop the rot.


    Kieth Hales

  5. 5 Ms Nasuven Enares August 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I am currently in Port Vila, Vanuatu until November. An Australian citizen resident of Coorparoo, Brisbane. Wish to join friends of ABC, request procedure to join.
    Best regards
    Nasuven Enares
    678 7762670

  6. 6 Anthony smith June 30, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I want to join. Send me payment details please.

    Thanks and regards,
    Anthony smith

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