Speaking on Election eve, he told SBS that public broadcasters will not see any cuts under an Abbott government.
“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,” he said.
The news was immediately welcomed.
Glenys Stradijot, a spokesperson for Friends of the ABC (Vic) said, “Friends of the ABC was pleased to hear Tony Abbott’s election-eve promise that there will be no cuts to the ABC.
“We are gratified that the Liberal-National Coalition has recognised the respect and admiration with which the ABC is held by the Australian community.
“Australia’s independent national broadcaster plays a crucial role in the life and culture of the country. It’s the responsibility of politicians of all political persuasions to ensure that it thrives.
“The announcement that a Coalition government would not cut the ABC is good news which we had been waiting for.”
But does he promise not to privatise, commercialise or merge them too….?