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ABC 7.30 title card.jpg
7.30 logo since 2013
Genre News, Current Affairs
Presented by Leigh Sales
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
Executive producer(s) Sally Neighbour
Producer(s) Clay Hichens
Phil Kwok
Location(s) Sydney, New South Wales
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel ABC
ABC News 24
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run 7 March 2011 – present
Preceded by Nationwide
This Day Tonight
The 7.30 Report
External links

7.30 is an Australian nightly television current affairs programme on ABC and ABC News 24 at 7.30pm on weeknights.

A national edition hosted by Leigh Sales airs from Monday to Thursday, produced at the ABN studios in Ultimo, Sydney. A local edition with a focus on state affairs airs on Friday. However, when a big state political event happens, the national program can be pre-empted by the local edition.[1]

The program first aired on 7 March 2011, replacing both The 7.30 Report and Stateline.

Sabra Lane is political editor.[2]

Tracey Bowden and Annabel Crabb are fill-in presenters. Sarah Ferguson[3] and Chris Uhlmann both filled in for Leigh Sales while she was on maternity leave in 2014. Sarah Ferguson has received critical acclaim for her hard-hitting interview style from all facets of Australian media.[4]

State editions[edit]

On Friday, 28 November, 2014 Quentin Dempster announced the final episode of the state editions would be the following week (Friday 5 December, 2014), corresponding with his departure from the public broadcaster.

The state editions of 7.30 were broadcast on ABC at 7:30 pm, with eight separate state and territory specific editions. Each local version of 7.30 was also broadcast nationally on ABC News 24 over the weekend.

State/Territory Presenter
New South Wales Quentin Dempster
Victoria Josie Taylor
Queensland Matt Wordsworth
Western Australia Andrew O'Connor
South Australia Simon Royal
Tasmania Airlie Ward
Australian Capital Territory Chris Kimball
Northern Territory Louisa Rebgetz

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