St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Local newspaper readers left behind as NSW councils no longer legally required to advertise government business

By Madeline Link
Updated February 8 2022 - 3:32pm, first published May 3 2020 - 8:00pm
Owner and editor of the Manilla Express John Martin fears that his older readers will be disadvantaged without council notices in the newspaper. Photo: Gareth Gardner
Owner and editor of the Manilla Express John Martin fears that his older readers will be disadvantaged without council notices in the newspaper. Photo: Gareth Gardner

The digital divide between Australians is set to deepen and widen as local councils across NSW remove their public notices from local newspapers and force elderly and low-income residents to search for essential community information online.

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