The election of a new government at the May election after more than a decade of conservative administration has led to a refocusing of ABC Friends Victoria’s communications.

The Labor Government has committed to strengthen the ABC’s future through such measures as five-year funding terms; reversing $84 million cut in funding in the lead up to the election and an additional $32 million for ABC International for broadcasting in the Indo-Pacific.

Communications Minister Michelle Rowland will provide more detail about the Government’s vision for the ABC at the ABC Friends Victoria annual dinner on 15 November.

Read more about the dinner and book here

Over the next three years, ABC Friends will work to hold the Government to these commitments and encourage them to do more, guided by our strategic objectives to:

  • promote the vital role of the ABC as Australia’s national broadcaster
  • inform and engage communities on the importance and value of publicly owned media
  • engage younger audiences to build their awareness of and support for publicly owned media (including the ABC)
  • engage with Federal MPs/Senators to increase their support for a strong, well-funded and independent public broadcaster
  • monitor and expose potential threats to the ABC’s role
  • review and critique the performance of the ABC in fulfilling its Charter obligations.

Read our new Communications Strategy

Phil Evans


Gay man on the road in a ute with a dog named Zane, Also Consultant with Rhizomatic & @Actionskills (he/they)