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Thursday, 26 June 2014
Page: 4007

Australia Network

TO THE HONOURABLE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE SENATE IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED

The petition of the residents of Australia shows:

That the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Special Broadcasting Service, and the National Indigenous Television Channel are important institutions as they:

1. play a vital role in Australian society; informing, educating, and entertaining the populace in a balanced and independent fashion;

2. provide quality children's programs and coverage of the arts, religion and women's sporting events that are rarely provided by commercial outlets; and

3. provide Australian travellers and people in our neighbouring regions, through the Australia Network, with valuable information from an Australian perspective.

Your petitioners ask that the Senate:

1. increase the budget for these broadcasters; and

2. maintain the Australia Network with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation having control.

by Senator Cameron (from 285 citizens).

Petition received.