The ABC responded and aired the Queen's VE Day Message several times during the day. Hopefully petitions, such as this one, have enabled us to establish a better relationship with the ABC for future occasions. You can see the Queen's Message, together with others, on this website here.

Calling upon the ABC & the SBS
to broadcast the Queen’s VE Day message
Friday 8 May 2019 at 9 pm (6 am AEST on 9/5/20)




The Queen is to deliver another rare broadcast on this Friday 8 May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. However, it appears that no Australian television channel is to broadcast the speech in full. They probably assume it is only for Britain and do not take into account that several hundred thousand Australians volunteered and fought, with many killed, in Europe against the then aggressors. Accordingly, whilst the war in the East continued until August of 1945, VE Day also belongs to Australia.

VE Day, is therefore not just a British battle but one involving many nations around the Commonwealth, all fighting for the freedoms that became our cherished right under our respective constitutions.

Please therefore sign the petition below specifically calling upon the taxpayer funded media - being the ABC & SBS - to broadcast and publish the Queen’s VE Day address in full. It will be helpful if you could share the link of this very important petition on your social media.

You should note that unless you tick the box at the end of the form, your name will be published as a signatory to this petition.

We, the undersigned call upon the ABC and SBS to broadcast the Queen’s VE Day message in full.

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  • James Bishop
    signed 2020-05-06 19:18:09 +1000
    Dear ABC and SBS please broadcast the Queens speech on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Thousands of Australian men and women gave their lives to help defeat the Nazis. We wouldn’t be here and neither would you if they had not prevailed. They should be especially remembered on VE Day.
  • Kevin Bullimore
    signed 2020-05-06 19:16:39 +1000
  • Tony Badaoui
    signed 2020-05-06 18:59:09 +1000
  • Emanuela Turco
    signed 2020-05-06 18:47:52 +1000
  • Hugh Eveleigh
    signed 2020-05-06 18:37:42 +1000
    How can a nation move forward unless it takes cognisance of its history especially when that history includes two world wars? So called ‘national broadcasters’ have a duty to broadcast the address of the Queen to all her peoples in respect to the commemoration of such a significant historic event in our national story.
  • David Wertheim
    signed 2020-05-06 18:14:52 +1000
    As a resident of one of the Crown Dependencies, a committed monarchist, and a far distant subscriber to the Australian Monarchist League I believe that the Queen’s address on the Anniversary of VE Day should be heard and celebrated in all parts of the Commonwealth – Australia included. We shall be celebrating in the Isle of Man – despite the lockdown.
  • Guy Lenoir
    signed 2020-05-06 18:12:36 +1000
  • Trevor Sullivan
    signed 2020-05-06 17:45:19 +1000
  • Bill Woods
    signed 2020-05-06 17:41:31 +1000
  • Adrian & Ann Scarra
    signed 2020-05-06 17:41:27 +1000
  • Joshua Cocks
    signed 2020-05-06 17:25:29 +1000
  • Very Revd Abbot Joachim
    signed 2020-05-06 17:14:11 +1000
  • Patricia Coulthard
    signed 2020-05-06 17:05:40 +1000
  • Augusta Saunders
    signed 2020-05-06 17:03:33 +1000
  • Allan Evans
    signed 2020-05-06 17:02:55 +1000
  • Sheila Griffiths
    signed 2020-05-06 16:59:25 +1000
  • Jovan Weismiller
    signed 2020-05-06 16:55:35 +1000
  • Colin Beeck
    signed 2020-05-06 16:52:18 +1000
  • Scott Coleman
    signed 2020-05-06 16:48:27 +1000
    It is a travesty that our national broadcaster has seen fit to exclude The Queen’s message from commemorations of VE Day, something Australia’s armed forces bled and died to achieve. It is a slap in the face to the veterans who swore to fight for King and Country, and to those who cherish the memory of the Australians who gave their lives in the cause of freedom. I sincerely hope that the ABC will rethink their decision and broadcast The Queen’s message.
  • Karl Pfeifer
    signed 2020-05-06 16:47:08 +1000
  • John Ewing
    signed 2020-05-06 16:46:23 +1000
    The Queen’s Message should be broadcast to Australia
  • Michael Buck
    signed 2020-05-06 16:46:10 +1000
  • Ian Killip
    signed 2020-05-06 16:42:57 +1000
  • Maurice Austin
    signed 2020-05-06 16:40:20 +1000
  • Margaret Gibson
    signed 2020-05-06 16:36:37 +1000
  • Tarquin Nesbitt-Foster
    signed 2020-05-06 16:35:17 +1000
    While some people like to think of the Queen as Barbadian, or Canadian, or Trinidadian, or whatever other nationality suits their agenda for proposing a republic, she is in fact primarily Australian. Her message to her subjects should be shown to them.
  • Samuel Chamberlain
    signed 2020-05-06 16:30:09 +1000
  • Kim Bartholomew
    signed 2020-05-06 16:24:00 +1000
  • Steve Brown
    signed 2020-05-06 16:18:39 +1000
  • Don Lomas
    signed 2020-05-06 16:14:55 +1000
    I would like to hear our Queen