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Greens Queensland Senator Larissa Waters on Gladstone ABC outpost being cut:

Greens Queensland Senator Larissa Waters on Gladstone ABC outpost being cut:

“Before the election, Tony Abbott said there would be no cuts to the ABC and now we’re losing the Gladstone ABC office and locally based staff.

“The Capricornia community is copping the brunt of Tony Abbott’s latest broken promise.

“Local coverage is essential in allowing detailed, informed debate of issues that matter in the region and in acting as a platform for the rest of the world to hear about these stories.

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Greens call for regional arts funding boost to help Sunshine Coast artists

The Australian Greens are calling for a $10 million boost to the national Regional Arts Fund to support emerging artists in vibrant regions like the Sunshine Coast.

"With the Sunshine Coast's stunning beaches and gorgeous rainforests, there's so much to inspire artists in this region," Queensland Greens Senator Larissa Waters said.

"Labor has made cuts to the Regional Arts Fund, the federal government's central pool of money used to cultivate community projects and support regional artists.

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