Possibly not the right thread, but wasn’t too sure where else to ask this.
Is there any reason the ABC does not have multi-city regional bulletins in place?
Given the way regional news is going nowadays, I feel the ABC are in a great position to have regional bulletins.
I was thinking about how they have ABC News Canberra and ABC News Darwin and it got me wondering why there isn’t an ABC News North QLD. The entire NQ region has a population of about 500,000, which is much larger than Canberra or Darwin. The bulletin could be broadcast in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, and along the northwestern QLD transmitters. It would certainly be more relevant than the Brisbane bulletin is.
Is it just a matter of funding, or is there some other reason that ABC doesn’t have any regional news bulletins in place?