National Indigenous news to become the latest victim of Liberal lies?

Labor is concerned by reports that National Indigenous Television will be cancelling the award-winning and only national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander television news service, NITV National News.

On the night before the election Tony Abbott told SBS News that there would be:

 

“No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to the ABC or SBS.

 

That was a lie.

 

Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull have ripped $53.7 million out of the SBS budget since the election and now it seems that the only national Aboriginal television news service in the country will become the latest victim of this lie.

 

NITV National News plays an important role in raising the issues, telling the stories, and celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

A well-resourced Indigenous media sector is vital for the Australian media landscape and Labor calls on SBS and NITV to rule out the cancellation of this important program.

 

THURSDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2015

 

MEDIA CONTACT: RYAN HAMILTON 9790 2466