Sunday, 7 August 2011

WRITE TO THE SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS




To:      The Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, M.P.
            Shadow Minister for Communication
            PO Box 545
            Edgecliff NSW 2027
            malcolm.turnbull.mp@aph.gov.au

Dear Malcolm,

The ABC has recently cancelled an important television program that supports grassroots Australian innovation.

The Inventors is the only opportunity for Australian inventors to put their ideas before a broad audience. I believe the ABC should continue to back these inventors and continue to promote new ideas on Australian television.

Each invention is a potential small business.

The Inventors is one of the few ‘good news’ shows on Australian television.

The Inventors brings the problems of rural Australia to the attention of urban audiences, and does so on an intimate human scale.

The Inventors is popular with everyone from 8 year olds to 108 year olds, and there are precious few television shows for the whole family.

The Inventors demonstrates the application of creative thinking, problem solving and the application of science and technology to the real world.

The Inventors demonstrates that with hard work and determination, ordinary people can fix a problem and see their success celebrated.

Please bring back The Inventors.

Yours –

WRITE TO THE LEADER OF THE FEDERAL OPPOSITION




To:  The Honourable Tony Abbott, M.P.
       Leader of the Federal Opposition
       PO Box 450
       Manly NSW 2095
       tony.abbott.mp@aph.gov.au

Dear Tony,

The ABC has recently cancelled an important television program that supports grassroots Australian innovation.

The Inventors is the only opportunity for Australian inventors to put their ideas before a broad audience. I believe the ABC should continue to back these inventors and continue to promote new ideas on Australian television.

Each invention is a potential small business.

The Inventors is one of the few ‘good news’ shows on Australian television.

The Inventors brings the problems of rural Australia to the attention of urban audiences, and does so on an intimate human scale.

The Inventors is popular with everyone from 8 year olds to 108 year olds, and there are precious few television shows for the whole family.

The Inventors demonstrates the application of creative thinking, problem solving and the application of science and technology to the real world.

The Inventors demonstrates that with hard work and determination, ordinary people can fix a problem and see their success celebrated.

Please bring back The Inventors.

Yours –


WRITE TO THE PRIME MINISTER




To:      The Honourable Julia Gillard M.P.
            Prime Minister of Australia
            PO Box 6022
            House of Representatives
            Parliament House
            Canberra ACT 2600

Dear Julia,


The ABC has recently cancelled an important television program that supports grassroots Australian innovation.

The Inventors is the only opportunity for Australian inventors to put their ideas before a broad audience. I believe the ABC should continue to back these inventors and continue to promote new ideas on Australian television.

Each invention is a potential small business.

The Inventors is one of the few ‘good news’ shows on Australian television.

The Inventors brings the problems of rural Australia to the attention of urban audiences, and does so on an intimate human scale.

The Inventors is popular with everyone from 8 year olds to 108 year olds, and there are precious few television shows for the whole family.

The Inventors demonstrates the application of creative thinking, problem solving and the application of science and technology to the real world.

The Inventors demonstrates that with hard work and determination, ordinary people can fix a problem and see their success celebrated.

Please bring back The Inventors.

Yours –


WRITE TO THE FEDERAL TREASURER




To:      The Honourable Wayne Swan, M.P.
            Federal Treasurer
            Level 25, 1-1 Eagle Street
            Brisbane QLD 4000
            ministerial@treasury.gov.au


Dear Wayne,

The ABC has recently cancelled an important television program that supports grassroots Australian innovation.

The Inventors is the only opportunity for Australian inventors to put their ideas before a broad audience. I believe the ABC should continue to back these inventors and continue to promote new ideas on Australian television.

Each invention is a potential small business.

The Inventors is one of the few ‘good news’ shows on Australian television.

The Inventors brings the problems of rural Australia to the attention of urban audiences, and does so on an intimate human scale.

The Inventors is popular with everyone from 8 year olds to 108 year olds, and there are precious few television shows for the whole family.

The Inventors demonstrates the application of creative thinking, problem solving and the application of science and technology to the real world.

The Inventors demonstrates that with hard work and determination, ordinary people can fix a problem and see their success celebrated.

Please bring back The Inventors.

Yours –


WRITE TO ROB OAKESHOTT, M.P.




To:      The Honourable Rob Oakeshott, M.P.
            Federal Member of Parliament for Lyne
            PO Box 1112
            Port Macquarie NSW 2444
            robert.oakeshott.mp@aph.gov.au

Dear Rob,

The ABC has recently cancelled an important television program that supports grassroots Australian innovation.

The Inventors is the only opportunity for Australian inventors to put their ideas before a broad audience. I believe the ABC should continue to back these inventors and continue to promote new ideas on Australian television.

Each invention is a potential small business.

The Inventors is one of the few ‘good news’ shows on Australian television.

The Inventors brings the problems of rural Australia to the attention of urban audiences, and does so on an intimate human scale.

The Inventors is popular with everyone from 8 year olds to 108 year olds, and there are precious few television shows for the whole family.

The Inventors demonstrates the application of creative thinking, problem solving and the application of science and technology to the real world.

The Inventors demonstrates that with hard work and determination, ordinary people can fix a problem and see their success celebrated.

Please bring back The Inventors.

Yours –



WRITE TO TONY WINDSOR, M.P



To:    The Honourable Tony Windsor, M.P.
         Federal Member of Parliament for New England
         PO Box 963
         Tamworth NSW 2340
         tony.windsor.mp@aph.gov.au

Dear Tony,

The ABC has recently cancelled an important television program that supports grassroots Australian innovation.

The Inventors is the only opportunity for Australian inventors to put their ideas before a broad audience. I believe the ABC should continue to back these inventors and continue to promote new ideas on Australian television.

Each invention is a potential small business.

The Inventors is one of the few ‘good news’ shows on Australian television.

The Inventors brings the problems of rural Australia to the attention of urban audiences, and does so on an intimate human scale.

The Inventors is popular with everyone from 8 year olds to 108 year olds, and there are precious few television shows for the whole family.

The Inventors demonstrates the application of creative thinking, problem solving and the application of science and technology to the real world.

The Inventors demonstrates that with hard work and determination, ordinary people can fix a problem and see their success celebrated.

Please bring back The Inventors.

Yours –



WRITE TO THE FEDERAL MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATION




To:      Senator the Honourable Stephen Conroy
            Minister for Communication
            Level 4, 4 Treasury Place East Melbourne
            Melbourne VIC 3004
minister@dbcde.gov.au

Dear Stephen,

The ABC has recently cancelled an important television program that supports grassroots Australian innovation.

The Inventors is the only opportunity for Australian inventors to put their ideas before a broad audience. I believe the ABC should continue to back these inventors and continue to promote new ideas on Australian television.

Each invention is a potential small business.

The Inventors is one of the few ‘good news’ shows on Australian television.

The Inventors brings the problems of rural Australia to the attention of urban audiences, and does so on an intimate human scale.

The Inventors is popular with everyone from 8 year olds to 108 year olds, and there are precious few television shows for the whole family.

The Inventors demonstrates the application of creative thinking, problem solving and the application of science and technology to the real world.

The Inventors demonstrates that with hard work and determination, ordinary people can fix a problem and see their success celebrated.

Please bring back The Inventors.

Yours –

WRITE TO THE FEDERAL MINISTER FOR INNOVATION



To:       Senator the Honourable Kim Carr
            Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
            4 Treasury Place East Melbourne
            Melbourne VIC 3004
            minister@innovation.gov.au

Dear Kim,

The ABC has recently cancelled an important television program that supports grassroots Australian innovation.

The Inventors is the only opportunity for Australian inventors to put their ideas before a broad audience. I believe the ABC should continue to back these inventors and continue to promote new ideas on Australian television.

Each invention is a potential small business.

The Inventors is one of the few ‘good news’ shows on Australian television.

The Inventors brings the problems of rural Australia to the attention of urban audiences, and does so on an intimate human scale.

The Inventors is popular with everyone from 8 year olds to 108 year olds, and there are precious few television shows for the whole family.

The Inventors demonstrates the application of creative thinking, problem solving and the application of science and technology to the real world.

The Inventors demonstrates that with hard work and determination, ordinary people can fix a problem and see their success celebrated.

Please bring back The Inventors.

Yours –

WRITE TO THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE ABC



To:      Mark Scott
            Managing Director
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
GPO Box 9994
Sydney NSW 2001
mark.scott@abc.net.au


Dear Mark,

Please bring back The Inventors television program.

The show is the only opportunity for Australian inventors to put their ideas before a broad audience.

Each invention is a potential small business.

The Inventors is one of the few ‘good news’ shows on Australian television.

The Inventors brings the problems of rural Australia to the attention of urban audiences, and does so on an intimate human scale.

The Inventors is popular with everyone from 8 year olds to 108 year olds, and there are precious few television shows for the whole family.

The Inventors demonstrates the application of creative thinking, problem solving and the application of science and technology to the real world.

The Inventors demonstrates that with hard work and determination, ordinary people can fix a problem and see their success celebrated.

Please bring back The Inventors.

Yours –

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Help bring back The Inventors

On Tuesday the 2nd of August 2011, it was announced that the Australian Broadcasting Corporation would no longer produce the long-running innovation program, The New Inventors.


The Inventors has been a part of Australian culture for over forty years. The last time it was cancelled the show was off-air for nearly twenty-five years.


Since 2004, Australian audiences have seen more than 900 inventions presented on program, by real Australian inventors. There are hundreds of success stories, and more to come. 


Yet there are still hundreds of inventors awaiting the opportunity to present their inventions, and hundreds more still who may never get the chance if the program remains in the wilderness.


Please consider writing a letter to Mark Scott (Managing Director of the ABC), to your local Federal or State MP, or one of those suggested in this blog.


Note this: the program was brought back in 2004 because of a groundswell of public support. The ABC is duty bound to read and respond to letters from the public. 


I encourage you to support Australian innovation. 


Nicholas