Commenting on Fairfax's announcement that it is moving to significantly downsize its regional news operations in the Hunter, Greens NSW Senator Lee Rhiannon said:
"This decision by Fairfax is another blow to regional news reporting which is already under funded and under resourced.
"My thoughts are with all the staff and their families in the Hunter who were briefed about the threatened job cuts today.
"I fully support industrial action taken by Fairfax staff to protest against job losses and stand in solidarity with staff who have taken strike action today.
"As a Senator for NSW who has spent a lot of time in the Hunter region, I understand how vital local journalism is to the community.
"Ignoring the need for well-resourced regional journalism will come at great detriment for Australia.