VOICES OF WARRINGAH
ALUMNI ADVOCATE FOR ABC IN WARRINGAH PRE-ELECTION FORUM
Quentin Dempster speaks at the Warringah forum, and from left to right Ed Davis, Sandra Levy and Anne Maria Nicholson
The event was organised by Voices of Warringah which canvasses election issues.
About 70 people attended, many angry at the whittling down of funding by the Coalition government and previous Labor governments.
Quentin Dempster reminded the audience it was the current MP, former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who had broken his promise that there would be no cuts to the ABC or SBS.
All candidates for the Federal poll were invited. Abbott and Independent Susan Moylan-Coombs sent apologies.
Ed Harris urged the audience to sign up to the Friends of the ABC, which would be supporting candidates committing to funding increases and full independence of the ABC.