ABC Local Radio traffic reports have been outsourced to a private company. I assume the ABC pay this private company for the traffic reports. The traffic reports do not abruptly interrupt a presenter's programme and are at a set time. Goodness knows what it would cost our ABC to put helicopters in the sky to make their own traffic reports, so I have no problem with outsourcing the reports to an expert private company.
As a fifth generation WASP Australian, I do kind of understand Aussie language and I do mostly understand what the traffic reporter is saying, but at times his rapid fire delivery leaves me unable to keep up. Worse though is every time I hear a traffic report, it is full of slang and I wonder how a person who is not a first language English speaker could possibly understand what is being said.
I know what 'A stack on the Tulla', means. But does any non local? Yes, I have experienced 'Congestion at the South Gippy merge'.
I am not suggesting formality, just understandable English.
Translating the above, the first, 'A car crash on the Tullamarine Freeway' and the second, 'Congestion at the point where the South Gippsland Freeway merges with the Monash Freeway'.