SKY News will open a bureau in Cairns servicing Far North Queensland, adding to its bases in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Darwin.
Angelos Frangopoulos, CEO Australian News Channel said: “Across everything we do from news, weather and business reporting to our award-winning national affairs programming, the issues and events taking place in regional Australia form an important part of our coverage. Multi-channel and multi-platform, we have the depth and breadth of programs to ensure the issues affecting Australians living outside the big cities are comprehensively covered on a national platform.”
Meanwhile Paul Murray Live is also broadcasting at 9pm Thursday from a different regional town, in the lead up to the federal election. To date it has broadcast from Cooma NSW, Coolum Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Tamworth NSW and the Central Coast of NSW.
“I love going on the road and going where the real story is. While most of the media and people in Canberra take the regions for granted, we don’t. I can’t wait to not just bring Paul Murray Live to Far North Queensland but to have a permanent base for the region to be front and centre in the national debate,” he said.