Stateline (TV program)

Stateline is a television current affairs program that was 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 release
ABC News 24 (2010)
Release16 February 1996 (1996-02-16) –
4 March 2011 (2011-03-04)

The program premiered on 16 February 1996 at 6 pm.[1] It moved to 7:30 pm in February 2001, which resulted in The 7.30 Report being removed from Fridays.[2][3]

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.[4] The change saw 7.30 extended to five nights a week, although Friday editions were to be presented locally and focus on state affairs.[4] The Friday state-based editions of 7.30 were eventually axed in December 2014.[5]

Format edit

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.[citation needed] It was also broadcast on the new digital channel ABC2 after its launch in March 2005.[6]

With the launch of ABC News 24 in 2010, each local version of Stateline was also broadcast nationally on the channel over the weekend.[citation needed]

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

References edit

  1. ^ Whelan, Judith (11 March 1996). "Affairs of State". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 54. Retrieved 22 October 2023 – via
  2. ^ Banham, Cynthia; Robinson, Mark (15 December 2000). "7.30 Report cut back as States get ABC airtime". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 3. Retrieved 22 October 2023 – via
  3. ^ Wilmoth, Peter (15 December 2000). "State affairs back on ABC's 7.30 slot". The Age. p. 3. Retrieved 22 October 2023 – via
  4. ^ a b Washbrook, Cyril (3 December 2010). "Sales and Uhlmann will front revamped 7.30". The Spy Report. Media Spy. Archived from the original on 15 December 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  5. ^ Meade, Amanda; Davidson, Helen; Alcorn, Gay (6 December 2014). "ABC cuts: state 7.30 programs broadcast emotional final episodes". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 22 October 2023.
  6. ^ "ABC2 launched at Parliament House". ABC New Media & Digital Services. 11 March 2005. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2007.

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