After months spent grilling the ABC over its increasing Sydneyfication, Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has taken matters into her own hands.

Yesterday she introduced a private members' bill into the Senate, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015which would force the ABC to focus staff and resources on rural and regional Australia through a range of explicit requirements on rural staffing, corporate governance and programming. The bill also attempts to force the ABC to broadcast "at least 5 radio bulletins that consist solely or primarily of regional or local news" between 5am and 8pm, and to base two of its directors in rural and regional Australia. The bill has been taken to both the Nationals and Coalition party rooms, but as a private members' bill, not formally voted on.