Standing up for the ABC: Lunch with Michelle Guthrie
In its 86th year, the ABC is Australia’s largest cultural organisation and creative employer. Each week more than 70 per cent of adult Australians watch, read or listen to the ABC.

The ABC matters now more than ever before. Australians are increasingly faced with programming that is generic and superficial. Audiences are having to make choices in a fragmented media landscape. And there is a crying need for depth, independence and critical analysis.

But not for the first time in its long and distinguished history, the ABC is under pressure with fresh budget cuts, political attacks and sniping from media competitors.

At this important lunch event, ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie spoke on the ABC’s value to the community, and explained why a strong, well–funded public broadcaster matters to us all – and took questions from the audience.
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