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Thursday, 17 October 1996
Page: 4348

To the Honourable the President and Senators of the Senate assembled in Parliament.

The petition of the undersigned citizens respectfully shows that we, as residents of the State of Western Australia, urge the government to:

reject moves to cut the funding of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and instead maintain funding in real terms.

recognise and maintain the role of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a comprehensive, mainstream and independent media organisation, and not just a complementary service to commercial media.

recognise the ABC Charter as a valuable instrument for the expression of Australian cultural life that should not be devalued as a result of economic and political considerations.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.