Mark Scott, Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Keep the ABC TV production unit in Tasmania.
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Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Mark Scott

Mark Scott, Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Keep the ABC TV production unit in Tasmania.

    1. Lin Thorp
    2. Petition by

      Lin Thorp

      Hobart, Australia

The Australian people expect that the rich stories of all Australians are told by the national broadcaster.

The decision of ABC management to shut down production in Tasmania is a failure to uphold one of the basic obligations the ABC holds. We are a diverse nation, and it is fundamental to our cultural identity that the stories of our home state are told through the ABC.

ABC management's decision to remove production facilities and make up to 16 professional production staff redundant will seriously diminish the capacity of the ABC to deliver local content. The removal of OB facilities will make it difficult for touring programs to come to Tasmania and hamper the broadcast of Tasmanian events nationally.

Tasmanians deserve the opportunity to fully participate in the development of television production through our national broadcaster.

ABC management must fulfil their charter obligations and reverse this decision.

To:
Mark Scott, Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Keep the ABC TV production unit in Tasmania.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • sabina reynolds MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      to keep local voices and local knowledge/content across the screens of australia. so obvious when something is out of sydney or melbourne for that matter!

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    • Sue Couttie AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Having worked on many arts & cultural events in Tasmania I understand how critical the local ABC production unit is to highlighting the amazing work of local and international artists and performers to Tasmanians and to interstate audiences. Tasmania enjoys a diverse and rich cultural life but without the support of local ABC production crews/facilities this work will never receive the attention it deserves. Surely providing this service locally is part of the ABC charter.

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    • Duncan Massey AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because the ABC is supposed to be Australian...not just the mainland of Australia! Tasmania has yet to secede, Mr Scott.

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    • Jane Wardlaw LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Tasmania is rich in heritage, culture and people's stories. This is my home. This is 'my country'. To me, our stories are vast, unique and worthy. We are a state of people's who are highly engaged in political participation, but we are also leaders. Our state leads in many more ways. We need the ABC to continue to tell our stories. We are Australian.

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    • Andrew Lang AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Part time resident so need to have the local stuff when there. Tas presenters better than the Vic ones. Love getting home to them

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