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ACA Axed in Adelaide and Perth

This is sad. The local versions of A Current Affair have been axed in Adelaide and Perth. This may not mean much east of the dividing range, but in Adelaide at least (I am less familiar with Perth) ACA has provided, along with the usual diet of petty shonks, diets and celebs, the occasional piece of investigative reporting.

These cities really suffered when the ABC 7.30 Report went national many years ago now. With these shows we see the death of the local presence in television current affairs.

According to the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, WIN Corporation is claiming most staff will be absorbed into newsrooms. They claim the closure is purely a business decision.

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    Neil
    Posted November 26, 2009 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Described by one its most senior staff as a Freak Show. This can only be great news. Now for the rest! And what could this mean: “They claim the closure is purely a business decision.” ? Have the network gurus secretly decided to axe vital current affairs TV? And disguise this as a business decision? Is this a plot by the anti-information zealots? Tell us Margaret! Please?

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    Kerryn Goldsworthy
    Posted November 26, 2009 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    All true, and it means that at state level (at least in SA and WA) the people in government are even less answerable than they used to be. Feminists who understand the masculinist culture of risk-taking find this lack of answerability particularly regrettable.

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    John Ryan
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Come off the grass ACA and TT avoid asked political questions like the plague,diet beaty tips cheap shopping and the odd death of a TV repair man,that sums them both up visual rubbish.
    FTA TV just gets dumber and dumber some what like the people who watch it

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