18 hours ago
We’d like to see the Federal Government being held accountable for their actions, particularly with regards to their “handling” of cuts to and representation of the Arts. Because, we smell a rat! What is really going on? Who is pulling the strings?
Also, Scott Morrison promised a long-awaited federal anti-corruption watchdog after he won. This hasn’t happened even though the Senate has supported the idea. Why? ... See MoreSee Less
It’s well past time for a federal corruption commission
Excellent!! And so very true.
5 days ago
📣 Attention all Regional NSW Artists! The Windmill Trust Scholarship for Regional NSW Artists awards one individual or group up to $10,000 + GST.
Applications close 19 July 2020. For more information and to apply visit nava.net.au/nava-grants/
#NAVAgrants ... See MoreSee Less
Maybe they should stop voting for him then!
1 week ago
Hmmm... we smell a rat! They can’t stop our voices being heard!
Speak up (and don’t click on any live streaming links)! Paul Fletcher needs to hear us!
There has been spamming/scamming of the MEAA’s social media as well as other social media accounts that are trying to promote saving the ABC. There was a call out to tag Paul Fletcher in a comment about why the ABC is important and should be saved from 9am - 7pm today.
Here’s our view, “We are passionate supporters of an independent ABC and SBS as public broadcasters, whose primary shareholders are the Australian people.
We have consistently attacked the budget cuts both have endured.
We fought the suggested merging of the ABC and SBS a few years ago.
We want the reversal of all 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.
We also want the return of all Screen Australia funding removed since 2013. Finally we want the efficiency dividend suspended for both the ABC, SBS and Screen Australia for the next 5 years.
That is a platform for the future, a platform that supports our Film and TV industries. We will work with the ABC and the Friends of the ABC to further protect what we consider a National Treasure, that literally supports every principle pillar of this Party.
The ABC and SBS shares and encourages incredible creativity and artistic work, is grounded in strengthening diverse Australian communities and educates us all on a daily basis.
We are proud supporters of Australian Public Broadcasting!”
“Hi everyone, if you're having tyrouble tagging Paul fletcher, try typing @paulfletchermp and he should appear.” From MEAA ... See MoreSee Less
SBS & ABC should be maintained & enhanced not be destructed or made useless. Australians need this service so do re-visiting tourists & visitors who watch & listen on Radio the 7.45am News & 7 pm TV every day. Progress & change may be good but the ABC & SBS need to be kept & maintained for ever !
Also declare SBS add free and fully fund it!
Paul Fletcher MP Electorate Office
This advertisement has appeared in today's The Canberra Times, circulating in a large part of the Eden-Monaro electorate. On Monday, join in an online action to flood social media with messages of support for the ABC and demand it be properly funded: www.facebook.com/events/308645636969593/ #HandsOffOurABC ... See MoreSee Less
Out of curiosity, seems like a silly question to ask, but do designers fall under the arts? Referring to fashion, graphic, gaming, furniture, applied arts, etc. if so, then it’s a more massive sector than most people would consider as “Arts”. It plays such a significant part in every facet of life, both cultural and economic. The disparity in support is horrific!
Fantastic thank you being eloquent and passionate.
Let us not forget TV ads. Can anyone think of one without a story, visuals and music?