We are a group of former Australian Broadcasting Corporation staff and production contractors who care deeply about the vital role of the national broadcaster.
These are turbulent times for the ABC. Political pressure, funding cuts, job and program losses, and management turmoil have taken a big toll on the staff who make its TV, radio and digital content.
ABC Alumni believes a strong public service broadcaster is essential in a healthy democracy. We’re uniting hundreds of former staff and contractors, mobilising their skills to help save the ABC.
We need your help. Join our campaign to restore adequate funding, support current ABC staff and encourage appropriate decision-making by management. You can join Alumni if you’ve worked one full-time year for the ABC or its part-time equivalent. If you’re not ex-ABC but support our objectives, join as an associate.
ABC Alumni is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (ACN 628 088 371, ABN 85628088371). And we're registered as a charity with the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission for the purpose of advancing education and public debate about the ABC, and to establish a scholarship fund in the longer term.
We coordinate membership, public speakers, lobbying, training & mentoring of current ABC staff, fundraising, and social events. We’re a national organisation. Like the ABC itself, we started in Sydney. We will hold events in the other capitals, and in regional centres. Please contact us if you can help us establish a presence in your area. You can be involved wherever you are. Help us help your ABC.
We need ideas and volunteers. Your suggestions and offers of help are always welcome at ABCAlumniAustralia@gmail.com
ABC Alumni Limited
ACN 628 088 371 / ACNC Registered
Appointed 10 August 2018
Matt Peacock Chair
Helen Grasswill Treasurer
Greg Wilesmith Company Secretary
Tanya Segelov & David Taylor
Segelov Taylor Lawyers Sydney
Business Ignition Group Sydney
Website Richard Dinnen
Technical Support Peter Marks Rob Garnsey
NSW: Matt Peacock
VIC: Alison Caldwell
ACT: Eric Hunter
TAS: Deborah Fleming
QLD: Trish Lake, Mark Hayes
WA: Bill Bunbury
SA & NT: tba
Administration Helen Grasswill Heather Forbes
Training/Reviewing/Mentoring Sue Spencer
International Vivien Altman
Regions & Rural Wendy Borchers
Events Sharon Carleton
Publicity Helen Grasswill Matt Peacock
Social Media Richard Dinnen Deborah Nesbitt