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CUTS hurt Tasmania
Cuts hurt production.
Cuts hurt future generations
Cuts hurt the arts community.
The message was clear at the Save our Local ABC Rally in Hobart today.
Participants held signs with these messages to show support for their ABC after proposal to axe television production in Tasmania and with it 16 highly skilled jobs.
There was a good turnout at 12.30pm outside the ABC studios, with passing drivers also honking their horns in support.
The Federal CPSU’s Paul Blake urged the crowd to send in submissions to the Senate inquiry into ABC regional commitment. You can send in a submission here
Mr Blake said the cuts meant a loss of Tasmanian jobs, career paths for students, losing the Tasmanian voice and a possible risk to the ABC’s Tasmanian archives.
Senator Carol Brown addressed the rally, along with Friends of the ABC president Margaret Reynolds and Senator Christine Milne
The union met with ABC management this afternoon after the rally.
You can see photos from the rally here