Tonight, the final stop of 2020 Paul Murray LIVE Our Town broadcasts live from Darwin in the Northern Territory.
This year Sky News Australia, together with Harvey Norman, Sony Music and Commonwealth Bank have shone a light on rural communities who have endured the full impact of the drought, bushfires and COVID-19, while also celebrating the extraordinary resilience of regional Australia through the Paul Murray LIVE Our Town program.
The special episode live from Darwin tonight at 9:00pm AEDT / 7:30pm ACST on Sky News on Foxtel and regional free-to-air channel Sky News on WIN will showcase the COVID-19 recovery efforts in Darwin and hopes for an uptick in domestic tourism over the coming holiday season. The program will also celebrate all that this city has to offer, and encourage people – where they can – to visit this part of Australia.
Paul will be speaking to local business owners, tourism operators and council members during the special episode.
The program will feature CBA CEO Matt Comyn, as he discusses how local businesses have innovated and adapted during the height of the pandemic and the integral support CBA has provided Darwin companies in their economy recovery.
Sony Music artist and Australian music royalty Kate Ceberano will also perform for viewers during the show, which will include her new single ‘Hold On.’
Paul Whittaker, Sky News Chief Executive Officer said:
“I’d like to thank our partners Harvey Norman, Sony Music and CBA for their unwavering support which, despite the travel restrictions and challenges of COVID, ensured Our Town was able to continue on its journey throughout 2020, making a positive impact on the lives of so many people across regional Australia.”
Paul Murray, Sky News Anchor said:
“No one could have anticipated what this year has brought, but the incredible tenacity that we’ve seen from every regional town we have visited in 2020 is truly inspirational.
“From Bateman’s Bay, Hobart and Murray Bridge, to the Gold Coast and Goulburn, we have visited as many regional towns as the border restrictions have permitted. Paul Murray Live Our Town and all our partners are so invested in making a positive difference and supporting local communities and this year, more than ever, there is a need to showcase, support and help rebuild our regions.”
Paul Murray Live airs each Sunday – Thursday at 9:00pm AEDT / 7:30pm ACST on Sky News, Foxtel channel 103 and 600 and across regional free-to-air news channel Sky News on WIN, channels 53 and 83.