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Price rise ‘necessary’

Saturday, 25th May, 2013

From Saturday, June 1, the BDT will increase by 10 cents From Saturday, June 1, the BDT will increase by 10 cents

The cover price of the Barrier Daily Truth will rise on Saturday to offset increases in costs across the board.

From Saturday, June 1, the BDT will increase by 10 cents to $1.20 (GST inclusive).

Pensioners will continue to receive a near 10 per cent discount and will be charged $1.10.

BDT’s commitment to providing free home delivery will continue.

The BDT has been serving Broken Hill and the outback for more than 100 years and this small increase will help guarantee its six-days-a-week publishing schedule.

“Like everyone else, the BDT has been hit with increasing costs,” said BDT Board Chairman and Acting Manager Danny O’Connor.

“We realise that asking our loyal readers to pay a little more will not be a popular request, but we want this newspaper to be around for another 100 years, and price increases are unfortunately inevitable.

“If you look at the increase as less than one cent for every two pages published each day, I don’t believe it is asking too much,” Mr O’Connor said.

The BDT recently installed new printing technology at a cost of almost $90,000 to improve the quality of the printed product.

“We believe the people of Broken Hill deserve a daily newspaper - a daily source of news, information and local advertising,” Mr O’Connor said.

“We believe it is central to the prosperity of our area, and we are counting on our loyal readers to continue to support us.”

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