Landline - Season 2019, Episode 29
Farmers fear maps designed to protect endangered plants will lock up their land; California looks to Australia for answers to its water woes; Tensions mount over plans to close an outback mining town.
Landline was broadcast on ABC at Sunday 25 August 2019, 12:30.
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Landline is an Australian national television program about rural issues that is presented by Australian journalist and television personality Pip Courtney. In the show a variety of rural issues are discussed every episode, ranging from farming and mining to fisheries and other commodities. Each episode is ended with an overview of the current commodity prices (for mining and livestock), and with a series of detailed national weather reports. Landline has garnered a very loyal audience in Australia since the premiere of the first episode in March of 1991. Earlier seasons were presented by different people, including Australian journalists Deborah Knight (Weekend Today, Nine News) and Sally Sara (ABC's first female Africa Correspondent between 2000 and 2005).