The ABC is worth fighting for!
We are former employees of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation who believe passionately in the need for a fearless and independent national broadcaster as a vital part of Australian democracy
ABC Alumni believes a strong public service broadcaster is essential in a healthy democracy.
We are a united group of former ABC employees mobilising their skills to help save the ABC, at a time when it is under sustained attack though funding cuts, job losses and political pressure.
We are a national organisation which provides public speakers, articles and research, and assists other like-minded groups in campaigning for a strong public service media.
We also train and mentor current ABC staff, and organise social and other events to harness our collective knowledge and experience.
The Alumni is an entirely independent company limited by guarantee, with no affiliation or partnership with any lobby group or other organisation, aside from a working relationship from time-to-time with ABC Friends.
ABC Alumni representatives at a rally in Melbourne, 2019: l-r John Cleary, Dr Gael Jennings, Quentin Dempster, Maxine McKew, Matt Peacock, Kerry O’Brien
How you can get involved
You can join ABC 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, please join as an Associate.
ABC Alumni is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (ACN 628 088 371, ABN 85628088371). We are 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 establishing a scholarship fund.
Board, Committees, Services
Click on Alumni names to view brief biography.
VIC: Peter Marks
ACT: Phil Williams
WA: Bill Bunbury
SA and NT: TBA
Social Media: Heather Forbes (supervisor)
Newsletters: Jonathan Holmes
International: Vivien Altman
Rural & Regional: Wendy Borchers
Campaigns: Quentin Demptser, Greg Wilesmith, Anne Maria Nicholson
Events: Sharon Carleton
Media, Public Relations & Website Articles: Helen Grasswill
David Taylor, Tanya Segelov
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