LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Sir – Local ABC radio and television is essential for Central Australia.
Funding needs to be increased to give us more not less news and local stories to deepen understanding across our diverse local community.
We need to increase more air time for positive healthy initiatives.
Our wider community needs more skills on how to communicate these stories, especially with those who may look at and live the world differently to us.
We need to also highlight our common ground and healing differences.
And we need increased funding to support the wider community to tell their own stories in a wide variety of media forms, like ABC Open used to do.
And the added short term benefit is more local jobs to create a healthier happier place for all of us to live in, especially long term.