Nine News has shut its Toowoomba and Mackay bureaus, citing government legislative requirements.
Nine News has shut its Toowoomba and Mackay bureaus, citing government legislative requirements. Contributed

Channel Nine cuts its Toowoomba news bulletin

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DARLING Downs viewers tuning into Channel Nine will receive Nine's South East Queensland news bulletin from tomorrow, following the closure of the Toowoomba newsroom. 

In an email distributed to Channel Nine staff on Friday morning, Nine's director of news Mike Dalton announced "some localised changes to our spread of news services across regional Queensland". 

"These changes mean the newsrooms in both Toowoomba and Mackay will no longer be standalone operations, although our audience in those markets will continue to receive their 6pm Nine News Bulletin," he said. 

"We have spoken to the nine people impacted by these changes and while nearly half have already been redeployed, we have assured the remaining employees every effort will be taken to redeploy as many as possible within our Nine Network.

"The changes to the Queensland regional newsrooms from seven to five is in alignment with the government broadcasting legislative requirements.

"Nine would like to reassure staff these changes in no way reflect upon employees' efforts or professionalism over the past two years."

The Nine News Toowoomba bureau was established in August 2017. 



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