READERS' SURVEY: Australia's regions plead for better healthcare, internet and roads

Karen Barlow
Updated March 2 2022 - 9:10am, first published 7:00am
The new Maitland Hospital. Photo: Marina Neil
The new Maitland Hospital. Photo: Marina Neil

Urgent pleas for city-grade healthcare, roads and internet services have emerged as thousands of regional ACM readers lodge what they want addressed during the 2022 federal election.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

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