Supporting media on the Coast

A Parliamentary Inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers is now underway, and Coasties are being encouraged to have their say.

21 January 2022


THE House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has released a new online survey, focusing on how locals access their news.


Federal Member for Dobell, Emma McBride is encouraging Coasties to get involved in support of regional media.

“As a regional MP and Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts, this is a very important issue,” she said.


“In a tight-knit community like the Central Coast, access to local news is vital.


“Over the past ten years, many regional media outlets in Australia have had to downsize or close their doors entirely and I want to hear from Coasties about how this may have affected them.”


The survey is open until 11 February 2022 and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.


“I would encourage anyone who lives on the Coast to participate in this survey,” Ms. McBride said.


“This is about locals having their say and making sure they stay informed about the issues that matter to them.”


Information about the Committee can be found on the Committee’s website.

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