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Thursday, 26 June 2008
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To the Honourable President and members the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The petition of the undersigned electors of the state of New South Wales, draw to the attention of the Senate, the uncertain and rapidly changing world of information and communication with reference to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Your petitioners therefore request that the Senate maintain the integrity of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation by ensuring that:

  • No commercial advertising is allowed;
  • The Corporation is properly funded;
  • Funding is untied;
  • Independence of the ABC from government is maintained;
  • Appointments to the ABC Board are based on merit;
  • The staff elected representative is re-instated to the Board.
by Senator Nettle (from 499 citizens)

Petitions received.