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SBS has been under funded for years and all governments have shirked responsibility for funding it adequately while the pursuit of the commercial path has offended many. SBS needs more government funding and no one wants the ads. Insist that the government elected on 21 August will stop the ads and fund it adequately. Don’t wait until after the election. The future of our SBS depends on your action now.
SEND a pre-worded EMAIL MESSAGE to the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, relevant Minsters, Shadow Ministers and other parliamentarians. If composing your own email instead, the quotes below the boxes may assist.

COPY these addresses into the TO field of a NEW email.  Add more addresses if you wish. The PMs address Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au may now be inactive and emails held over but we’ve added laborconnect@australianlabor.com.au to alert her now.
Copy the SAMPLE MESSAGE or COMPOSE your own in under 200 words and include two critical points even if expressed in your own words:-

• government must fund SBS properly
• legislation must be amended to stop SBS interrupting programs

Add your name and address at the end of the email.Add a SUBJECT heading before you SEND.

If you use Outlook; Outlook Express; Windows Live Mail; Eudora; Mac Mail; Entourage; Thunderbird, etc, or any email client, you only need CLICK HERE then add a SUBJECT before you SEND.

When done send this campaign to your friends by email and on Facebook and Twitter and let’s put the “special” back into the Special Broadcasting Service and rescue multicultural broadcasting.

The quotes below may be helpful if composing your own email.

“The introduction of in program advertising to the SBS in effect makes the SBS a de facto fourth free-to-air commercial television station and serves to erode the fundamental tenets of public broadcasting- that is, that it should be free from commercial and political influence”. (Senator Conroy October 2007).

“Labor is committed to ensuring adequate funding and support for the SBS, to enable it to continue to provide Australians with high quality services, free from political and commercial interference”. (ALP November 2007).

“Labor has opposed and continues to oppose the decision by SBS to introduce in-program advertising”. (Kevin Rudd; Campaign Office of the ALP; and, Senator Conroy, November 2007).

If you participate in this campaign a copy will be sent to Save Our SBS Inc. This is important as it helps us understand how many people participated in this campaign. We will receive our copy via the TO field if zelection2010webMail@saveoursbs.org is included in emails sent using webmail and via the BCC field if zelection2010emailClient@saveoursbs.org is included in emails sent from an email client. These addresses have been pre-populated into those fields on this post. Please do not remove them. Be sure to include them so we have an accurate automated statistical count of the emails sent. We do not give, sell or publish your contact or other personal details to anyone at all. Save Our SBS Inc (SaveOurSBS.org) may contact campaign participants at a later date to give you feedback about this issue.

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