The Senate has set up an Inquiry into ‘The ABC’s commitment to reflecting and representing regional diversity’.
This is in response to the de-commissioning by the ABC of television programs made in-house in Tasmania.
Most television production at the ABC in Perth ceased in 2011. The national radio networks, Radio National & ClassicFM, have for some time been reducing staff numbers in Perth and the other smaller state centres by leaving positions unfilled, or filing them in Sydney or Melbourne.
If you would like to send the Senate your own submission, click on the link ‘Getting involved in Parliamentary Committees’ on the left hand side of the page you reach via the above link. FABC-WA encourages you to do so.