Tassie politicians have called on WIN Television to reverse a recent decision to axe its local news weekend news bulletins.
Labor Senator Carol Brown and the Greens’ Christine Milne even moved a motion condemning WIN’s actions in the Senate in Canberra yesterday -a pretty rare move.
WIN axed its weekend bulletins in June, instead taking up bulletins from Victoria.
The pollies have argued Tasmanians deserved more than “irrelevant Victorian news.”
“Public debate around the big issues for Tasmanian households doesn’t stop on the weekend and neither should WIN’s weekend television service into this state,” Senator Brown told the Mercury.
The reduction by WIN News even led rival Southern Cross to highlight its point of difference with some cheeky promos saying “There’s only one place that gives you the full story seven days a week.” Apologies to ABC News?