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Title

  • Motions — Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Special Broadcasting Service
  • Motions - ABC and SBS - Against budget cuts

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ludlam</p>
  • <p>I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority support Greens Senator [Scott Ludlam](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/senate/wa/scott_ludlam)'s [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2014-11-24.123.2) against the Government's budget cuts to the ABC and SBS.
  • ### Background to the bill
  • Before the [2013 federal election](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_federal_election,_2013), Liberal MP [Tony Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott) had promised that there would be "no cuts to the ABC or SBS" (see the [interview with SBS](http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/09/06/no-cuts-abc-or-sbs-abbott) and ABC's FactCheck analysis for the [ABC promise](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-27/no-cuts-to-abc-promise-check/5389220) and the [SBS promise](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-27/no-cuts-to-the-sbs-promise-check/5391126)).
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes that:*
  • > *(i) polling consistently shows That the [Australian Broadcasting Corporation](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Broadcasting_Corporation) (ABC) and the [Special Broadcasting Service](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Broadcasting_Service) (SBS) are the most trusted media outlets in Australia and two of the most trusted organisations of any nature,*
  • > *(ii) the then Leader of the Opposition, [Mr Abbott](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/warringah/tony_abbott), [stated categorically](http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/09/06/no-cuts-abc-or-sbs-abbott) before the [2013 federal election](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_federal_election,_2013) that there would be 'no cuts to the ABC or SBS', and*
  • > *(iii) on 1 September 2014, the [Minister for Communications](https://theyvoteforyou.org.au/people/representatives/wentworth/malcolm_turnbull) refused an order of the Senate to lay on the table a copy of Mr Peter Lewis' efficiency review into the ABC and SBS [read more on [ABC News](http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-25/turnbull-suggests-abc-had-political-bargain-with-labor/5914988)]; and*
  • > *(b) condemns the Abbott Government's:*
  • > *(i) unjustified budget cuts to the ABC and SBS, and*
  • > *(ii) deception of the Australian public in promising no cuts to the nation's public broadcasters.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes that:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) polling consistently shows That the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) are the most trusted media outlets in Australia and two of the most trusted organisations of any nature,</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) the then Leader of the Opposition, Mr Abbott, stated categorically before the 2013 federal election that there would be 'no cuts to the ABC or SBS', and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(iii) on 1 September 2014, the Minister for Communications refused an order of the Senate to lay on the table a copy of Mr Peter Lewis' efficiency review into the ABC and SBS; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) condemns the Abbott Government's:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) unjustified budget cuts to the ABC and SBS, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) deception of the Australian public in promising no cuts to the nation's public broadcasters.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Parry</p>
  • <p>The question is that notice of motion No. 511 standing in the name of Senator Ludlam be agreed to.</p>
  • <p></p>