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May 5, 2008

Wikipedia: ABC News (Australia)

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ABC News is a national news service produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The news is broadcast on TV, Radio, and on the Internet via ABC Online.

A number of TV bulletins and updates are shown throughout the day, including flagship state-based bulletins at 7.00pm. Bulletins focus strongly on issues of state relevance, with a greater inclusion of national and international news items than are found in the news bulletins of commercial broadcasters.

The flagship radio news programs are AM and PM broadcast over various outlets.

ABC NewsRadio is Australia’s only 24 hour continuous news radio channel.


National TV Bulletins

The Midday Report

The Midday Report is broadcast weekdays at 12pm on ABC1. It is presented by Ros Childs on Mondays to Wednesdays and Lisa Millar on Thursdays and Fridays. It is shown live from the ABC’s national studio in Ultimo, Sydney to eastern states, and on delay to central states (which are normally 30 minutes behind the eastern states). A separate bulletin is produced for Western Australia, which is two hours behind eastern states, as the delay (present on most other national bulletins) was deemed too long for the bulletin to remain up-to-date. Finance is presented by Whitney Fitzsimmons.

The current bulletin was launched in February 2005, replacing the less successful Midday News and Business, preceded in turn by the long-running World at Noon.

Australia National News

Australia National News [1] is a national version of the evening news bulletin broadcast by Australia Network.

News Updates

National news updates are presented on ABC1 throughout the day. Between 6pm and 9.30pm, however, live updates are presented in most states by the respective state newsreaders.

National updates for ABC2 and ABC News Online are presented by, amongst others, Colin Wotherspoon, Kerrin Binnie, Geoff Ernest, Jessica Askin, Kirsty Heenan, Kathryn Stolarchuk, Aislin O’Connor and Laura Dymock.

State Bulletins

ABC News’ flagship 7pm bulletin is presented from the capital city of each state and territory, and includes national finance and sport segments presented by Alan Kohler, from Melbourne, and Peter Wilkins, from Sydney.


ABC News Canberra is presented from the Corporation’s studios in Dickson. On weekdays it is presented by Virginia Hausegger, with weather presented by Mark Carmody. Alan Kohler (finance) and Peter Wilkins (sport).

On weekends the bulletin is presented by Craig Allen, and Chris Kimball (sport).

New South Wales

Juanita Phillips presents ABC News New South Wales. The bulletin was first presented in 1956 by veteran newsreader James Dibble until June, 1983, when he was replaced by Richard Morecroft – who remained as presenter for the next two decades[1]. Graham Creed presents weather, in addition to Alan Kohler and Peter Wilkin’s national finance and sport segments.

On weekends Felicity Davey presents news, sport and weather.

Northern Territory

ABC News Northern Territory is presented from ABC Northern’s studios in Darwin. On weekdays it is presented by Michael Coggan (news, local sport, and weather), Alan Kohler (finance) and Peter Wilkins (Sport).

On weekends Margie Smithurst presents (news, sport, and weather)


ABC News Queensland is presented by Andrew Lofthouse (news) and Jenny Woodward (weather) from the Ferry Road Music Centre at West End, with national finance presented by Alan Kohler and sport with Peter Wilkins. David Curnow presents weekend news, sport and weather.

South Australia

Dominique Schwartz presents ABC News South Australia on weekdays from the ABS-2’s Collinswood studios, alongside Alan Kohler (national finance) and Peter Wilkins (national sport).

On weekends Michael Smyth presents news and weather, and Neil Cross sport.

Previously the Adelaide News has been hosted by, and reported to, a number of high profile presenters and hournalists including Jane Doyle, Clive Hale, Kelly Nestor, Rebecca Morse, Glenn Taylor, Maxine McKew, Virginia Hausegger, Janice Peterson and John Lombard.


ABC News Tasmania is presented by Peter Gee from Hobart. Weather is presented by Simon McCulloch, while finance is presented nationally by Alan Kohler and sport Peter Wilkins.

Barbara Pongratz presents news, sport and weather on weekends.


Ian Henderson presents ABC News Victoria from ABC Victoria’s Southbank studios, with Paul Higgins (weather), Peter Wilkins (national sport), and Alan Kohler (national finance, presented from Melbourne).

Tamara Oudyn presents weekend news, sport and weather.

Western Australia

ABC News Western Australia is presented by Alicia Gorey (news), Alan Kohler (finance) and Russell Woolf (weather). On weekends Craig Smart presents news and weather, and Trevor Jenkins local sport.

See also

  • ABC News and Current Affairs
  • Australian Journalism
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