Stateline (TV program)

Stateline was a television current affairs program produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It provided analysis of state and municipal politics as well as insight into state and regional issues in a current affairs journalistic style. The program was known for its interviews with politicians, and for its coverage of important regional issues.

GenreNews, current affairs
Presented byQuentin Dempster (NSW)
Josie Taylor (VIC)
Jessica van Vonderen (QLD)
Ian Henschke (SA)
Eliza Blue (WA)
Laetitia Lemke (NT)
Airlie Ward (TAS)
Chris Kimball (ACT)
Country of originAustralia
Original networkABC1
ABC News 24 (2010)
Picture format576i SDTV
Original release16 February 1996 (1996-02-16) –
4 March 2011 (2011-03-04)
Preceded byABC News
Followed by7. 30 with same content
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The ABC announced in December 2010 that the state-based current affairs program Stateline would be folded into a new 7.30 brand from March 2011.[1] The change saw 7.30 extended to five nights a week, although Friday editions continue to be presented locally and focus on state affairs.[1]


It was broadcast on ABC1 on Fridays at 7:30 pm (in place of The 7.30 Report), with eight separate state and territory specific editions. With the launch of ABC News 24, each local version of Stateline was also broadcast nationally on the channel over the weekend.

State/Territory Presenter
New South Wales Quentin Dempster
Victoria Josie Taylor
Queensland Jessica van Vonderen
Western Australia Eliza Blue
South Australia Ian Henschke
Tasmania Airlie Ward
Australian Capital Territory Chris Kimball
Northern Territory Laetitia Lemke


  1. ^ a b "Sales and Uhlmann will front revamped 7.30". The Spy Report. Media Spy. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.

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