Parliamentary survey of regional communities hears of funding shortfall for local news

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated February 25 2022 - 5:05am, first published February 24 2022 - 6:30pm
There is still a need for local newspapers in regional communities, say a majority of respondents to a parliamentary inquiry's survey, with a clear preference for local news over national or world news. Picture: Shutterstock

A lack of government support was the top issue impacting regional news services, according to a survey of regional news consumers conducted by a parliamentary inquiry this month.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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