More than $10.4 million flows to Rural Press Pty Limited

Rural Press Pty Limited (Australian Community Media) has been awarded more than $10.4 million under the Morrison-McCormack Government’s $50 million Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program, providing much-needed support to 91 regional media outlets at a time it is needed most.

Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals Michael McCormack said this was the largest grant awarded under the Program’s publishing stream, with more than 100 grant agreements now executed.

“This money will support news gathering in regional communities, ensuring local content will continue to be written by local journalists,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“Local news matters because local stories matter and as a former regional newspaper editor, I know the importance of Australian Community Media’s network of outlets – that’s why we are backing 91 of them with a more than $10 million investment.

“This brings stability for local journalists, ensuring they can continue their important work with the certainty that their organisation’s bottom-line has been bolstered by the Federal Government.

“The network of ACM papers delivers important public interest journalism, keeping our regional and remote communities informed and connected.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates what The Nationals in Government can achieve for our regions.”

This funding can support a broad range of activities including staff wages, training and technology upgrades, enabling this organisation to keep delivering important news services to their communities.

Media Contacts:

Deputy Prime Minister – Jo Williamson 0418 475 668 | Dean Shachar 0418 202 860

List of Australian Community Media outlets supported

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Name of Masthead

  1.  

Canberra Times

  1.  

Border Mail Albury

  1.  

Oberon Review

  1.  

Western Times

  1.  

Western Advocate Bathurst

  1.  

Cowra Guardian

  1.  

Grenfell Record

  1.  

Young Witness

  1.  

Mailbox Shopper

  1.  

Dubbo Daily Liberal

  1.  

Merimbula News Weekly

  1.  

Bega District News

  1.  

Illawarra Mercury

  1.  

Macleay Argus

  1.  

Mid Coast Observer

  1.  

Port Stephens Examiner

  1.  

Town & Country Hunter

  1.  

The Irrigator

  1.  

Lithgow Mercury

  1.  

Mudgee Guardian

  1.  

Newcastle Herald

  1.  

Central Western Daily

  1.  

Blayney Chronicle

  1.  

Northern Daily Leader Tamworth

  1.  

Tamworth Times

  1.  

Bay Post

  1.  

South Coast Register

  1.  

Milton Ulladulla Times

  1.  

Narooma News

  1.  

Shoalhaven Nowra News

  1.  

Manning River Times

  1.  

The Rural

  1.  

Wagga Daily Advertiser

  1.  

Western Magazine

  1.  

Jimboomba Times

  1.  

Beaudesert Times

  1.  

Redland City Bulletin

  1.  

Victor Harbor Harbor Times

  1.  

The Islander

  1.  

Launceston Examiner

  1.  

Burnie Advocate

  1.  

Ballarat Courier

  1.  

Bendigo Advertiser

  1.  

Warrnambool Standard

  1.  

Augusta - Margaret River Mail

  1.  

Busselton - Dunsborough Mail

  1.  

Mandurah Mail

  1.  

Katherine Times

  1.  

Parkes Champion Post

  1.  

Forbes Advocate

  1.  

Boorowa News

  1.  

Canowindra News

  1.  

Eden Magnet

  1.  

The Area News

  1.  

Tenterfield Star

  1.  

Camden Haven Courier

  1.  

Great Lakes Advocate

  1.  

Gloucester Advocate

  1.  

Cessnock Advertiser

  1.  

Singleton Argus

  1.  

Naracoorte Herald

  1.  

Border Chronicle

  1.  

Whyalla News

  1.  

Port Augusta Transcontinental

  1.  

Port Pirie Recorder

  1.  

The Wimmera Mail Times

  1.  

The Ararat Advertiser

  1.  

The Stawell Times News

  1.  

Moyne Gazette

  1.  

Country Leader

  1.  

Southern Highlands News

  1.  

Goulburn Post

  1.  

Maitland Mercury

  1.  

Glen Innes Examiner

  1.  

Inverell Times

  1.  

Moree Champion

  1.  

Port Macquarie News

  1.  

Murray Valley Standard

  1.  

Port Lincoln Times

  1.  

Yass Tribune

  1.  

Crookwell Gazette

  1.  

Dungog Chronicle

  1.  

Bellingen Courier Sun

  1.  

Nyngan Observer

  1.  

Bunbury Mail

  1.  

Cootamundra Herald

  1.  

Armidale Express

  1.  

Goondiwindi Argus

  1.  

Namoi Valley Independent

  1.  

North West Star

  1.  

Wingham Chronicle