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  1. March 1st 1985. the last ever ABC Townsville Regional News TV bulletin went to air and the studio lights were turned off forever. As many regional commercial TV News services have either been axed and or stripped back to being nothing more than tokenistic to satisfy content quotas. Is it time the ABC somehow re-introduced regional News bulletins and or local windows in each state bulletin? Surely with how technology exists now which is not as costly as before, it would not take much for a compile to be produced in a regional branch office and file transferred to the local ABC TV transmitter site and spliced into the incoming broadcast stream at a set time? Surely this would be a worth wile initiative to prove and strengthen the local relevance and value of the ABC in regional areas?

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