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December 19th 2011 print

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News item: “Julia Gillard's department cancels subscriptions to newspapers outside Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.”


From the Courier-Mail:


Julia Gillard’s department cancels subscriptions to newspapers outside Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra

by Steven Scott

IF IT didn’t happen in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne or London, it isn’t worth knowing about.

That appears to be the judgment of Julia Gillard’s own department, which has dumped its subscriptions to major metropolitan newspapers outside of southeastern Australia, including The Courier-Mail.

Other state based publications, including the Adelaide Advertiser, Hobart Mercury, Northern Territory News and the West Australian have also been dumped in a cost-cutting drive.

The department is still buying major national, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra newspapers, as well as the London-based Financial Times, the Koori Mail and right wing journal Quadrant.

Source: Courier-Mail