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Marngrook Footy show is a Australian Rules Football show, produced and hosted by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander former footballers and reporters. It gives different point of view to the mainstream blokey footy shows, and showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footy talent. The gals and guys are fantastic role models for all Australians, but particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids.

Under the ABC Charter, it is charged with  "providing within Australia innovative and comprehensive broadcasting services of a high standard as part of the Australian broadcasting system consisting of national, commercial and community sectors and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to provide:

(i) broadcasting programs that contribute to a sense of national identity and inform and entertain, and reflect the cultural diversity of, the Australian community; and

(ii) broadcasting programs of an educational nature". 

Marngrook meets all these, and more. It's also bloody entertaining.

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Letter to
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The decision to axe the Marngrook Footy show is shortsighted and narrowminded. It is difficult to see how it could cost anymore than any other ABC show, particularly given Channel 31 managed to produce 2 hours of the show, these reasons seem to ring hollow.
The show gives different point of view to the mainstream blokey footy shows, and showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander footy talent. The gals and guys are fantastic role models for all Australians, but particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids.

As a reminder, under the ABC Charter, you are charged with "providing within Australia innovative and comprehensive broadcasting services of a high standard as part of the Australian broadcasting system consisting of national, commercial and community sectors and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to provide:

(i) broadcasting programs that contribute to a sense of national identity and inform and entertain, and reflect the cultural diversity of, the Australian community; and

(ii) broadcasting programs of an educational nature".

Marngrook meets all these, and more. It's also bloody entertaining.