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The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is Australia's state-owned and funded national public broadcaster. It plays a leading role in the history of broadcasting in Australia. With a total annual budget of A$1.22 billion,[1] the corporation provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas through the Australia Network and Radio Australia and is well regarded for quality and reliability as well as for offering educational and cultural programming that the commercial sector would be unlikely to supply on its own.[2]

Founded in 1929 as the Australian Broadcasting Company, it was subsequently made a state-owned corporation on 1 July 1932, as the Australian Broadcasting Commission. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983[3] changed the name of the organisation to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, effective 1 July 1983.[3] Although funded and owned by the government, the ABC remains editorially independent as ensured through the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983.[3]

The ABC is sometimes informally referred to as "Aunty"[4][5][6] originally in imitation of the British Broadcasting Corporation's nickname.

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Grand Designs Australia
Grand Designs Australia

No design is too ambitious when it comes to creating your dream home. But discovering the hard reali…

Gruen
Gruen

The Gruen Transfer is about advertising, how it works, and how it works on us. It decodes and defuse…

Media Watch
Media Watch

Media Watch is Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment.Conflicts of interest, bank…

Four Corners
Four Corners

Four Corners is Australia's premier television current affairs program. It has been part of the nati…

Black Comedy
Black Comedy

This ground-breaking series combines a mix of observational and physical sketches, historical sketch…

The Wiggles
The Wiggles

While performing songs for children, the Wiggles are joined by their many friends.

Back Roads
Back Roads

Back Roads transports audiences to some of the nation's most remote and inspiring communities that h…

7.30
7.30

The best analysis of local, national and international events from an Australian perspective. Hosted…

Restoration Australia
Restoration Australia

This series follows the trials and tribulations of Australians restoring buildings to their former g…

Australian Story
Australian Story

These are the stories of who we are. Australian Story presents unique tales that provide an insight…

Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Correspondent

Australia's leading international affairs program featuring fascinating, in-depth stories from the A…

rage
rage

RAGE is an all-night music video program that airs every weekend in Australia on ABC. For over 27 ye…

Weekend Breakfast
Weekend Breakfast

Presented by Andrew Geoghegan & Miriam Corowa, covering the latest news from Australia and aroun…

Insiders
Insiders

Australia's must-watch political program continues to be a platform for the country's best political…

Offsiders
Offsiders

Gerard Whateley is joined by a panel of sportswriters, commentators & experts to discuss & d…

Landline
Landline

Pip Courtney & a team of Landline reporters around the country bring you up to date with the iss…

Compass
Compass

Compass explores the Australian soul - our beliefs, our ethical dilemmas and the changing face of ou…

ABC News Breakfast
ABC News Breakfast

Be the first to know what's happened overnight. Michael Rowland and Lisa Millar, Paul Kennedy, Georg…

ABC News at Noon
ABC News at Noon

Ros Childs presents the latest from ABC News, following today's top stories and coverage of events a…

ABC News: Early Edition
ABC News: Early Edition

James McHale presents a complete half hour snapshot of the day's key stories, with a focus on major…

Q+A
Q+A

Q&A puts punters, pollies and pundits together in the studio to thrash out the hot issues of the…

The Book Club
The Book Club

Hosted by Jennifer Byrne, with regular panellists Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger, The Book Club is a…

Gardening Australia
Gardening Australia

Gardening Australia provides practical, realistic, and credible horticultural and gardening advice,…

Spicks and Specks
Spicks and Specks

Delve into musical history with Spicks and Specks, ABC TV's weekly comedy game show. Each week, the…

Hard Quiz
Hard Quiz

Host Tom Gleeson sets out to find Australia's hardest quiz champion, pitting four contestants agains…

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ABC News: Late Edition

The latest from ABC News, updating today's top stories plus comprehensive analysis and original repo…

Superwog
Superwog

Follow Superwog and best friend Johnny as their misadventures cause Superwog's primitive, highly-str…

Don't Stop the Music
Don't Stop the Music

A school principal joins forces with musical experts and a singing superstar on a mission, to transf…

ABC News Afternoons
ABC News Afternoons

Australia's most trusted source of independent news, ABC News connects all Australians with the late…

Planet America
Planet America

Chas Licciardello and John Barron set out to discover the real America - its politics and its people…

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Movin' to the Country

Dreaming about escaping the major cities has become a national pastime. Supercharged by a global pan…

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Just Between Us

In this bold new series, each episode is a collection of themed short stories told by the people who…

Mystery Road: Origin
Mystery Road: Origin

It's 1999, and Constable Jay Swan, a charismatic young officer arrives at his new station. Fresh fro…

Bay of Fires
Bay of Fires

Set in the wilds of Tasmania, Marta will play lead character Stella Heikkinen whose fall from grace…

Stuff the British Stole
Stuff the British Stole

Follow Marc Fennell on a globe-trotting, emotional quest for the truth as he unravels the twisted my…

New Leash on Life
New Leash on Life

Comedian Joel Creasey and dog expert Laura V are on a mission to rescue pound dogs and pair them wit…

Take 5 with Zan Rowe
Take 5 with Zan Rowe

You can learn a lot about someone from their mixtape. Icons in music and screen join Zan Rowe to del…

The Art of...
The Art of...

This show is on a mission: to answer life's big questions through art. Join the ever-curious Namila…

Monday's Experts
Monday's Experts

Hosted by Tony Armstrong with Catherine Murphy, Monday's Experts is a new sports entertainment show…

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