Local residents are being encouraged to make submissions to a Senate inquiry into what they want from their ABC.
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee is seeking submissions from local residents by the 26 February 2016 regarding their views on coverage and services provided by the ABC.
Mr Coulton said this is a good opportunity for the Committee to hear first-hand from regional communities what they expect of the public broadcaster and the services it delivers.
“The ABC in regional areas is vital to providing essential services to communities including weather updates, emergency services announcements and community events,” Mr Coulton said.
“The best way to ensure that the ABC continues to provide good, local services out here is to get feedback from people who live locally.
“I encourage anyone who has an interest in ABC programming to contact the Committee and have their voices heard.”
More information about the Senate inquiry is available at http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Environment_and_Communications/ABC_Amendment_Bill
Alternatively the Committee Secretary can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning (02) 6277 3526.