This week on 7.30 ACT

johnboy 3 May 2013 3

Just in from our friends at the ABC:

1. North West of Eden – the electorate of Eden Monaro and its often outspoken, sometimes eccentric, electors are profiled by James Glenday – in the proverbial litmus test for the Federal election.

2. Koala Comeback – Koalas are making a comeback in the Cooma to Canberra region. Meet a pair of them and the people who’ve bought a forest to keep them safe.

3. Botanic Bus Tour – the Gardens are looking for new volunteers and one of them shares his passion, remembering the site when it used to Canberra’s car dump – now covered in mists and mellow fruitfulness. ( Keats )

4. Sub-Cultural Canberra – from train collectors and fire twirlers to seniors’ dances and wild bush raves – through the eyes of artist Caitlin Welch.

5. Another Canberra Birthday – a story from the archives about the opening of Signadou in Watson ( 1963)

6. Closer- James Vyver’s pictures of Canberra from up up and away in his beautiful balloon.


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3 Responses to This week on 7.30 ACT
HiddenDragon HiddenDragon 11:10 am 06 May 13

It’s interesting that the weekly version of 7.30 for the town which is the political capital of Australia is generally so apolitical – almost studiously so. Last Friday’s story about Eden Monaro was obviously about politics, but was handled in a very low-key way. The contrast with the heavy political content in the national 7.30 (and in what I recall of NSW Stateline) is quite stark and, on the whole, preferable – I would generally rather have news magazine style stories than interviewers asking gotcha questions and politicians providing blatantly evasive answers. That said, a few more reports, particularly of the investigative nature, on major issues facing the town, would be welcome.

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 9:49 am 06 May 13

I watch it – or at least try to as it does clash with the bed time routine for the youngest in the house on a friday when our schedule gets a bit slack. I’ve always found it pretty informative, highlighting some sometimes controversial issues. I also thought that this week the footage at the end really highlighted how beautiful a city Canberra is and how luck we are.

What time do you suggest it be on? Do you watch the 7.30 Report ordinarily?

incredulousandridiculous incredulousandridiculous 3:44 am 06 May 13

Canberra is an amazing city in so many ways (unless you join the chorus of culturally-programmed programmed bashers). Nonetheless, 7:30 ACT does the city no favours. How many people actually watch it (and how many of those have just kept the television on after the news)?

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