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News Corp newspapers unite to campaign for politicians to pay attention to regional areas

News Corp AustraliaNews Corp Australia’s regional and Sunday papers are joining forces to launch a campaign calling on Federal politicians to give more attention to regional Australia.

Fair Go for Regional Australia will run in all News Corp regional and Sunday papers, including the Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday Herald Sun, in the lead up to the Federal election.

It aims to highlight the disparity in health, wealth, education, employment and quality of life that exists for Australians living outside of major cities.

Ben English

English: Regional Australia is an important part of what makes Australia unique

The campaign will see the newspapers work together via a virtual newsroom with support from a campaign lead and reporters on the ground in every state.

Townsville Bulletin editor, Ben English, said in a statement: “Regional Australia is an important part of what makes Australia unique as a country. And in order for Australia to fully thrive, active and positive contributions from these small communities are essential.

“However, when you compare regional and metro Australia the playing field isn’t even and the purpose of this campaign is to highlight those inequalities and call on our politicians to do more to serve their regional constituents.”

Quality of life is the first focus topic for the campaign.

English said: “For too long people in the regions have been out of sight and out of mind for decision-makers in capital cities. With this campaign we aim to give regional people who have been neglected for decades a megaphone directly to Canberra.”

Participating newspapers include:

  • Gold Coast Bulletin
  • Townsville Bulletin
  • Cairns Post
  • Geelong Advertiser
  • NT News & Sunday Territorian
  • The Sunday Telegraph
  • Sunday Herald Sun
  • The Sunday Mail (QLD)
  • Sunday Mail (SA)
  • The Mercury & Sunday Tasmanian
  • The Sunday Times (WA)
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