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2 hours ago

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The decision by 10 News First to make editorial staff across the country redundant and cease weekday news bulletins from Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide and replace them with bulletins originating in Sydney and Melbourne shows enormous disrespect to viewers.

“Concerningly, under the restructuring being introduced by management, we now have the prospect of sports journalists having to film their own news stories. That’s a slippery slope that presents a real danger for news presentation in Australia,” #MEAAMedia acting director Adam Portelli said.
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Another example of the NSW/Vic seaboard focus of media in this country. For them, if It's not in Sydney or Melbourne, they don't think it exists.

This what happens when one person owns 90% of everything, it soon gets corrupted.

Australia ... you've got serious problems

2 hours ago

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2 days ago

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***Artist Spotlight***

While in Tamworth, we got to see the incredibly talented 16-year-old singer/songwriter FredBear. He has not only an incredible voice but a beautiful heart too, helping to raise funds for great causes like the recent bushfires. We applaud you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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“He found his performing feet busking at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2018 and is a regular performer at many of Tamworth's popular venues. He is a two time graduate of the prestigious CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music, having completed both the Singer Songwriter and Instrumental

He is also privileged to have been selected for the 2020-2021 Talent Development Project that runs every year in Sydney and is currently a Semi Finalist in “Unsigned Only” an international music competition for unsigned artists.

This young musician released his first single in October 2018 “When The Rain Comes” to raise funds for drought affected farmers.

This song was voted in the top 5 of the 2019 CCMA National Song Writing Awards under 17 Category. His last single “Summer’s Here” was also nominated for the CCMA Junior songwriter of the year and entered the iTunes Country Chart at number 8, spending 5 weeks on the Australian Country Airplay charts and spent 2 weeks at No 1 on the My Country Australia Charts.

FredBear performed in Carter and Carter’s “Shine Concert at the Capitol Theatre during Tamworth Country Music Festival 2019.

“Shine” is a showcase of Australia’s most exciting young talent with many performers going on to achieve great things in the Australian Music Industry.

He was a finalist in the TCMF Busking Championships at last years Festival playing to 5000 Country Music fans from the Toyota Main stage fulfilling a longstanding dream of his. Performing in the “Tamworth Proud Concert” on the Main Stage was a standout moment at this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival.

FredBear’s guitar skills have won him a much sought after endorsement with Tokai Guitars and his vocal skills have seen him play guest spots for Golden Guitar winners The Bushwackers, Amber Lawrence and Andrew Swift.” (Thank you to Janine Bailey-Cooper for this info... and for her dedication to our creative future!)

Country Music Association of Australia #MrRedearth
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3 days ago

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Catch all six Digital Theatre Festival shows today! With performances starting from 11am–8pm AEST, you can plan your day and book your tickets on our website at ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

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It’s been revealed that Scott Morrison handed Foxtel a whopping $10 MILLION from funds for the national COVID response.

He needs to fix his priorities.
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Comment on Facebook It’s been revealed...

The nepotism & cronyism is rife. They hate the ABC for exposing dirty little exploits like this

It’s actually corruption, plain and simple. Just because they’re not trying to hide it doesn’t mean it’s right. That makes it even worse.

ABC = national treasure.

What is the The Arts Party position on funding the ABC versus private broadcasting companies? I couldn't see any policy or manifesto on your website.

How on earth do they try to justify this?


Pure evil. How did Murdoch become so evil with a mother that was so kind and giving?????

Abc? Pffft. Pay for your own agenda! Just because this is on fb doesn't make it true. What is the background?

Some info about our policies: Australian stories must appear on Australian screens. Existing and new players like Netflix, YouTube, Stan, ISPs and Telcos must have obligations to create original local programs. Retain existing quotas for genre production in Australia. The reversal of the funding cuts imposed on the ABC since the 2013 budget and a programming fund of $250 million a year created, to support new ABC and SBS programming, from drama to children’s TV. The return of all Screen Australia funding removed since the 2013 budget. The efficiency dividend suspended for both the ABC, SBS and Screen Australia for the next 5 years. No merging of the ABC and SBS. It will only result in less diversity for us all. All TV channels in Australia be subsidised by 80% to provide audio description and captioning of both their free-to-air and internet platforms. Returned financial support for the Screen Network organisations (Open Channel (Melbourne), Metro Screen (Sydney), MRC (Adelaide), FTI (Perth), Wide-angle (Hobart)). The return of digital bandwidth allocations to Community TV stations across the country and station recreation where necessary (e.g. TVS). Guarantee of digital bandwidth rights for community radio across Australia, the return of lost 2015 funding and an additional $10m investment to be spent on the Digital Transition and the National Training Program. Greater support for the Australian Producer Offset and expansion of its use to include all areas of the Screen Industry (Film, Television, Games Development, Platform Independant Digital / Online Endeavours etc.) A Federal commitment to funding the production and maintenance of children’s programs across all platforms. Increased legal protection of Australian Intellectual Property Protection of the cultural sectors from the scope of any free trade negotiations and continued support of the Location and PDV offsets. The creation of a National Australian Film Day to celebrate Australia through Australian Film. We want our great stories to be enjoyed by Australians everywhere, in cinemas, parks, clubs, schools, you name it! The creation of a ‘Screen Breakers’ ultra-low budget film fund, managed by Screen Australia – investing $20m of up to $150,000 in each project it supports, chosen through a crowdfunding mechanism, voted on by the Australian people. Funded productions would be made available to all Australians through an iview-style web streaming.

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1 week ago

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Did you miss it? Here’s your chance to catch this film AND Martin Sheen! ... See MoreSee Less

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