ABC or The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is owned (or we should say funded) by Australian government. However, ABC channel or ABC NEWS is expressly independent of government and partisan politics. Many Australian follows ABC news for independent views and reports. The ABC plays a leading role in journalistic independence and is fundamental in the history of broadcasting in Australia.
Prior to that first ABC broadcast, Australians relied on licensed wireless broadcasting services operated by the Post-Master General’s Department. The system was run by a conglomerate, formed in 1929-1930 of individually operated radio stations across the country (this conglomerate was also called the Australian Broadcasting Company). The ABC, however, was formed by the government as a way to regulate broadcast services and to ensure that audiences had reasonable access to a range and high standard of radio services. The ABC was based on the BBC model and was originally funded by a combination of licence fees and some government funding as well as revenue from commercial activities related to its core broadcasting mission.
The ABC now provides radio, television, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia and overseas through ABC Australia and Radio Australia. The ABC’s headquarters is in Ultimo, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, New South Wales.
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Who Owns ABC NEWS?
ABC NEWS is owned or part of ABC or The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) which is owned (or we should say funded) by Australian government.
Launched in 1932, the ABC has become a much loved part of the Australian society and its cultural fabric. From a single radio service, the ABC has developed into a multi-platform media operation and a public broadcaster of international renown, delivering Australian stories and conversations across the nation and to the region.
The ABC Charter, set down by Parliament, requires the Corporation to provide informative, entertaining and educational services that reflect the breadth of our nation. Below you can explore notable milestones along the ABC’s path from its origins to its transformation today into a modern day broadcaster. The Australian Broadcasting Commission (the ABC) was officially launched on 1 July, 1932 by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons and ABC radio announcer Conrad Charlton. “This is the Australian Broadcasting Commission,” Charlton said, before the Prime Minister inaugurated the ABC for listeners at home.
In establishing the ABC, the government appointed a board of directors with five commissioners, including a chairman and vice-chairman. The board met for the first time on 27 May 1932, however, they did not appoint the ABC’s first General Manager, Walter Tasman Conder, until the following year.
Walter Tasman Conder
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