Restore our multicultural broadcaster

SBS is under attack. Still more adverts, staff being sacked, cuts at World News Australia, 30% reduction in subtitlers, and insufficient government funding. You can do something to reverse all this but you need to act quickly. Don’t wait until after the election. Send an email to Prime Minister and other parliamentarians. The future of our SBS depends on your action today. You can make a difference. Act now!

SEND an EMAIL HERE * to the Prime Minister, key Ministers and opposition politicians.,,,,,,,,,,

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EMAIL politicians about their SBS policies

Now is the time to ask all politicians or candidates who intend to stand at the next federal election to explain their policy in relation to funding and advertising on SBS. Do they value our multicultural broadcaster? Don’t wait until after the election. Act now!

Send an email before the next federal election is announced.

If you already know the names and email address of the elected politicians for your electorate, click to send an EMAIL from here now*. (The click will activate your email client with a pre-worded email which you may edit, delete or

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SBS 2009 Budget: Proper Funding & No Ads email the Treasurer & PM

Save Our SBS has launched a campaign to see SBS better funded in the 2009 triennial federal Budget and as part of an ongoing objective that would enable SBS to be the public, non-commercial, multicultural ‘special’ broadcaster it once was. The Budget is the time to right recent past policies and prohibit the interruption of programs for advertisements. Save Our SBS has been lobbying for sometime with the support of thousands of concerned persons for this change followed by an eventual phasing out of all commercials on the SBS.

On 5 August 2008, Save Our SBS Inc made

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One Minute Survey Results

Save Our SBS conducted an online one minute multiple choice question survey about SBS. In addition to the nine multiple choice questions, we also asked for each persons post-code and provided an open ended comments box, for those who wanted to express concerns beyond the questions asked.

The One Minute Survey commenced in October 2008 and is now closed.

The results of the survey are below.

The total number of people who participated in the survey was: 1733 participants.

1) In the past six months, how often did

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No advertising on SBS Your Submission To Government

Make a submission to government today

Following our recent eNewsLetter of a couple of weeks ago Save Our SBS has received enquiries from many people who would like some assistance in making a submission to the public enquiry into SBS. The feedback to us is that the Minister’s 36 page background discussion paper is too long and the Department’s website for submissions difficult to navigate through. Many are overwhelmed and at a loss to know what to say or where to begin. Our supporters have asked us to show a sample submission. As a result,

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The SBS Must Be Special

A PDF of the statement below may be viewed at:

The SBS Must Be Special

The Special Broadcasting Service was established by the Fraser coalition government, building on the creation of the publicly funded multi-lingual radio stations 2EA and 3EA by the Whitlam government. ‘EA’ stood for Ethnic Australia.

Concrete government support for multiculturalism was a bi-partisan issue in the mid-seventies, but recently the special nature of the SBS has been under threat.

Since the introduction of sponsorship and advertising to SBS-TV in the 1990s the

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No Ads on SBS – one minute survey

Save Our SBS is conducting a one minute survey at that seeks to find out peoples views in relation to SBS. The survey asks a series of multiple choice questions about advertising, programming and the Charter of SBS and seeks to find out what people think about the ‘commercialisation’ of SBS.

The data at the end of the survey period will be published on the web site and may be provided to politicians and media outlets.

Personal details of the participants will remain confidential and will not be handed over to

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NO ADS ON SBS & ABC: email campaign

A Joint Email Campaign Organised by SOSBS & FABC

Save Our SBS and Friends of the ABC joined forces for a joint last minute campaign in the lead up to the 2007 Federal Election. Aside from this joint campaign, each organisation remains separate and independent from the other.

This campaign is now closed.

The campaign involved participants clicking on a link, within the email flyer below, that activated a pre-filled, generic email in a ready to send state to the

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No Advertisements OR Sponsorship on SBS: petition

What does the petition say?

A preview copy of the No Ads on SBS petition is below.

You can still sign this petition until it is presented to the Minister in 2008. Read then click here to sign.

To The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts,

No Advertisements OR Sponsorship on SBS

I appreciate the important role that SBS plays in Australian life as our valued public broadcaster, that reflects and enriches Australia’s diversity and multicultural society.

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