The Board of the ABC will be encouraged to continue its investment in rural and regional programming when it visits Yackandandah on Friday 25 November.
The ABC Board will be in town for the “Back to Yack” street party, a celebration of the return of the Back Roads program set in Yackandandah.
Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan told parliament on Monday:
“Spending by the ABC on rural and regional programming is an investment, not a cost.
“The Board of the ABC will be welcomed to Indi on Friday to launch the second series of Back Roads.
“It’s fantastic to have the ABC’s support for rural and regional Australia.
“When they come to Yackandandah they have an opportunity to listen to the local people and understand what a creative and innovative community it is.
“The Board will see first-hand what the community is doing with the resources the ABC has shared with us.
“They will also be able to hear how important investment in communication is for rural and regional Australia.
People can follow the “Back to Yack” event from sunrise to sunset by listening to the ABC Goulburn Murray, following the ABC Goulburn Murray Facebook page and the #BacktoYack hashtag on social media.