ABC Kids and FlyTV Resurrection Funding sign now

We, the undersigned, hereby request additional funding to be granted to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation by the Federal Government to resurrect the additional Digital Television Channels: ABC Kids and Fly TV. Due to the cutbacks in the 2003 Federal Budget, ABCs Managing Director Russell Balding announced that the extra digital channels would be closed down. In a press release he said that his decision was made with the full knowledge of the Federal Government, even after requests for additional funding were submitted.

The multi-channelling provided by the ABC over the past 3 years has created a feasible incentive for the average Australian to purchase a Digital TV Set Top Box and receive additional content. Without this incentive the uptake of DTV in Australia can only be harmed, which contrary to the Governments original intention. The locally produced content supplied on Fly gave Australian youth a high quality of entertainment and educational viewing. It also offered a wide reaching visual medium for local artists to showcase their creative talent. 38 full time positions were also effected due to this decision.

This petition aims to provide Australian Digital TV viewers and Australian Youth with a united voice to communicate to parliament so the extent of their budgetary decisions for the ABC can be realised and hopefully reversed.

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Latest Signatures

  • 19 January 20161000. Sam J
    State NSW Pity to see such an innovative show (FlyTV) disappear. I hope there is much regret.
  • 12 January 2016999. Alistair K
    I support this petition
  • 09 January 2016998. Steve C
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016997. Allen C
    State South Australia Too many people miss this service!!!
  • 03 January 2016996. Edmund F
    State Victoria Pretty typical really
  • 27 December 2015995. Mitch K
    I support this petition
  • 16 December 2015994. Naomi G
    State WA Give young crew a chance. They are the future.
  • 13 December 2015993. Patrick T
    I support this petition
  • 30 November 2015992. Lauren Nicholson
    State victoria please, please, baby lemonade
  • 28 November 2015991. Andrew M
    State NSW The fedral government should be funding the ABC to expand into these new broadcasting areas. And that fact that the government does not agree with the way the ABC reports on a given story should have no effect of the ABC's funding.
  • 26 November 2015990. George C
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015989. Eve A
    State NSW В
  • 01 November 2015988. Anthony K
    State New South Wales We NEED a show that caters for youth culture
  • 26 October 2015987. Tom H
    I support this petition
  • 18 October 2015986. James H
    State qld im a retard but fly tv is cooler that me
  • 16 October 2015985. Elizabeth O
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 2015984. Mathew Riddle
    I support this petition
  • 03 October 2015983. David O
    I support this petition
  • 01 October 2015982. Chad L
    I support this petition
  • 27 September 2015981. Cindy B
    State ACT What a terrible shame to lose such quality programming over budget squabbles. There aren't enough good programs to compare to Fly tv and ABC Kids on the other channels.
  • 15 September 2015980. Melanie C
    I support this petition
  • 07 September 2015979. Jordan S
    I support this petition
  • 04 September 2015978. Amy H
    State NSW Fly and kids give the Australian youth a chance in an industry that gives few chances. It is created by the youth for the youth and is not only a valuable part of our Australian culture, but an uncomercial representative of the Australian Youth
  • 15 August 2015977. Kath M
    I support this petition
  • 08 August 2015976. Amy S
    I support this petition
  • 05 August 2015975. Priscilla H
    State QLD please keep Fly TV !
  • 27 July 2015974. Gonville B
    State wa fly makes me want to take my pants off

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Mark RubioBy:
School and EducationIn:
Petition target:
The Australian House of Representatives, the Australian Senate & Russell Balding


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