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Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the future of the ABC. I am 53 years old and self employed.
I do not often have control of the TV, but when I have I switch to ABC1 or ABC2. Tonight for the first time I watched FORA and was impressed with the speakers and the varied topics. The ABC has for many years maitained a high level of impressive and topical programming. I do not want this to be lost.
I am often surprised with the choices on offer on the ABC. They are fresh and give me new things to think about. Unlike the off the shelf format of the commeral channels which only play repeat format if not prgram names.
As we move into new technology I have subscribed to RSS feeds from ABC News. They help keep me informed about Australian events and events that affect Australia. There is one critasiam I have about the RSS feeds is that the same items are sent to my PC too many times per day. Unless there is an update to the story, one or two transmissions per day would be ample.
Please maintain the high standard other stations try to emulate but never surparse.
I am a fan, even if my spelling is not up to par.
Please keep up the good work and embrase the future head on.