ABC News is a national news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The division is responsible for all news-gathering and production of news output for ABC television, radio and online services.
Although the ABC is owned and funded by the Australian Government, the editorial independence of the ABC is ensured through the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act (Cwlth) 1983. The flagship radio news programs, AM, The World Today and PM are broadcast over various ABC radio outlets.
The division also produces ABC NewsRadio, Australia’s only 24-hour continuous news radio channel, as well as producing hourly radio news bulletins and programmes on ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, ABC Classic FM and Triple J, and the ABC News channel, Australia’s only free-to-air 24 hour news channel.
ABC News (also referred to as the ABC News channel) is an Australian 24-hour news channel launched and owned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The channel replaced the former ABC High Definition simulcast of ABC TV and commenced broadcasting as ABC News 24 at 7:30 pm (AEST) (5:30 pm (AWST)) on Thursday, 22 July 2010.
The majority of the channel’s content is produced from the ABC Ultimo Centre in Sydney, which the public can view being presented from an atrium looking into the news presentation studio. ABC News’ early morning programme, News Breakfast and the evening programme The World is produced at the ABC Southbank Centre in Melbourne (weekdays).