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Thursday, 30 October 2003
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To the Honourable the President and Members of the senate in Parliament assembled:

The Petition of the undersigned shows our extreme concern about the recent decision by the ABC to discontinue production of the Behind the News program. In a global environment of great uncertainty and change young people are being denied the opportunity, provided by this outstanding program, to discover, learn, debate and make their own assessment of what is happening in the word.

Your Petitioners ask that the Senate request the General Manager of the ABC to rescind this decision and reinstate the South Australian produced Behind the News program, and that the Federal Government provide adequate funding for the ABC to perform its role effectively.

by Senator Wong (from 773 citizens).