In Australia, ABC News is a public news channel provided by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s News and Current Affairs division. For ABC television, radio, and internet services, the division is responsible for all news collection and production of news output. The journalistic freedom of the ABC is guaranteed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 since the ABC is owned and supported by the Australian Government.
ABC television news bulletins, including the flagship regular 7 pm state-based bulletins, are transmitted during the day. With a larger inclusion of national and international news stories than is seen in commercial broadcasters’ news bulletins, bulletins rely strongly on matters of state interest.
The first free-to-air 24-hour news channel in Australia is the ABC News TV channel. Three flagship radio news shows are broadcast through several ABC radio outlets: AM, The World Today, and PM. The division also produces ABC NewsRadio, the first 24-hour uninterrupted news radio station in Australia, as well as hourly radio news bulletins and programs on ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, ABC Classic FM, and Triple J.