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SaveOurSBS.org Archive Home Page 24 August 2009

The Home Page of the SaveOurSBS.org website is archived from time to time for historical purposes. In August 2009 the website was updated to the Atahualpa Theme. To see a snapshot of the updated Home Page with the then new Atahualpa Theme on 24 August 2009 click http://saveoursbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/SaveOurSBS.org_ArchiveHomePage24August2009.htm

SaveOurSBS.org Archive Home Page 10 May 2009

The Home Page of the SaveOurSBS.org website is archived from time to time for historical purposes. To see how the Home Page looked on 10 May 2009 click http://saveoursbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/saveoursbsorg-archive-home-page-10-may-2009.htm

Page Archive: Large Animated Logo & Home Page: December 2007

Over time this web site has changed in appearance.

Due to historical interest we now show you the style of our early web site.

From our scratchy but passionate inception on the web sometime around late April / early May 2007, the SaveOurSBS.org web site used the Patriotic Theme (which we modified) and was powered by WordPress. That Theme was in use from mid 2007 up to early 2008.

Our very first campaign, the petition to protect SBS, stop the ads and maintain our multicultural public broadcaster funded fully by government, commenced, July 2007. Initially we had no publicity but eventually more

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Early Historical Publicity

Below are some of the very first references and links made about Save Our SBS by other organisations and main stream media.

A CERTAIN SCRIBE: “Dylan’s true legacy is before us” by Errol Simper (The Australian 16 August 2007). We believe that Errol Simpers story was the first reference in main stream media about Save Our SBS.

“Network to blame for anchor’s loss” by Errol Simper (The Australian 22 August 2007)

“Save martyr Mary from SBS idiocy” by Geoff Roach (The Advertiser – Sunday Mail 25 August 2007)

“SBS: public service broadcasting is about

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What Each Party Will Do With SBS: Election 2007

The SBS policies of each party explained:

What are the policies of the political parties about SBS funding and advertising on SBS?

Save Our SBS wrote to the each of the major political parties requesting them to tell us their party policies on SBS for publication on www.SaveOurSBS.org.

We asked a series of questions covering SBS funding and advertising. We wanted to know whether or not each party had a policy to ban all advertising on SBS; or, insist that SBS restrict ads to between programs only; or, leave the current arrangement of allowing SBS to continue

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SBS: A Sad Death of Great Television by Derek Kell

SaveOurSBS recently received the blog below about one families history of viewing SBS from its opening in 1980 until now.

“SBS: A Sad Death of Great Television” by Derek Kell

We started watching SBS on the first day of its transmission. Nearly all the programmes at that time were sourced from overseas and carried subtitles, but they were really interesting programmes. SBS transmitted on channel 0 in the VHF band in those days. In

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Page Archive: FAQ SBS Funding

Sign the petition to protect SBS, stop the ads and maintain our multicultural public broadcaster funded fully by government. Click http://petition.saveoursbs.org and wait while you are redirected to the petition server.

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How Is SBS Funded?

SBS is a public broadcaster.

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“SBS debate: 4th commercial network?” by Quentin Dempster

SaveOurSBS has been granted permission to re-publish the story below in full by Quentin Dempster. It originally appeared in The Australian 23 August 2007.

“SBS debate: 4th commercial network?” by Quentin Dempster

THE Zampatti board at SBS has embarked on a strategy to turn SBS television into Australia’s fourth commercial channel.

In the January issue of B&T, the advertising industry magazine, SBS commercial director Richard Finlayson confirmed SBS was out “to position SBS as Australia’s fourth commercial network”.

This helped to explain why the board last year obtained legal advice from external counsel to overturn a 15-year-old internal legal ruling that advertising in

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Industrial Issues At SBS

The purpose of this Category is to report on industrial issues that may affect staff at SBS. If what you want to say is not really an industrial matter, please look at placing your blog in another Category where it may be more appropriate. Although Save Our SBS is not aligned with any political party or group we do however support organised, collective bargaining and believe that all employees ought to be treated fairly and with respect.

If your comment truly relates to an SBS industrial issue, and may be of interest to

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Mary Kostakidis

According to media reports Mary Kostakidis has walked out on SBS.

Save Our SBS has been inundated with blog comments and emails from people who are supportive of Mary Kostakidis in her stand against the commercialisation of SBS. We publish some of those comments below and invite all bloggers who support Mary Kostakidis to post their own blog below (in preference to emailing us). A petition has been organised independently of www.SaveOurSBS.org and we agree with the petition to support Mary Kostakidis. We suggest you sign that petition as well as our Click here to read the full story . . .