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Labor pledges an extra $2 million for ABC SW Victoria

Friday 10 May, 2019
Richard Marles

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $2 million in the ABC to improve its facilities in Geelong which it says will support increased on-the-ground reporting and help serve the rapidly growing population in South West Victoria. 

This investment is in addition to Labor’s $13 million commitment to bolster ABC regional news and emergency broadcasting and create a News Literacy Program, as well as to reversing the Morrison government’s freeze on indexation that would cut $83.7 million from the ABC budget. 
Member for Corio, Richard Marles, welcomed this investment and says proper funding of the ABC will build capacity and enhance local reporting for South West Victorians, “Labor will always stand up for the ABC and investment in our region.” 

Labor’s candidate for Corangamite, Libby Coker,  says that now, more than ever, Australians need the ABC, our strong, trusted and independent public broadcaster, “Corangamite is a vast area that relies on the ABC for local content and emergency broadcasting.  Improved coverage in the region will provide Corangamite residents with trusted news that is local and current.” 



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