I think you are missing the point a little.
News that is created specifically for another market, by definition will not be interesting elsewhere.
CBC creates its news for a domestic Canadian audience... there is plenty of fine CBC news product that the ABC could and does draw on.
But a replay of a bulletin designed and produced for a Canadian audience is just a waste of airtime.
There would be items that are just meaningless to an Australian audience.
Had you suggested the replay of a bulletin from CBC NewsWorld International you might be able to make a case.. that is news designed and produced for an international audience as is the news from BBC World and CNN International.
I think you would find a similar situation exists within Australia... no one is going to replay a Perth news bulletin in Sydney or vice-versa... there's just no relevance.
You're giving your opinion only, not facts:
'News that is created specifically for another market, by definition will not be interesting elsewhere' - there is no definition in saying what I would find interesting or not - try at least to seperate subjectivity from definition / fact.
And on your last point: aren't you forgetting what ABC2 are doing right now? replaying each state's own stateline.
"International news" is distinct from foreign news. "International news" refers to news content of a global nature - not the domestic news content of a foreign country.
Granted: however going by what kenneth has reposted re: stuff that SBS and ABC can broadcast, after a quick scan, Foreign news being broadcasted on ABC could come under:
(b ) - there appears to be no restriction on foreign / international news being picked up and broadcasted for educational purposes (denying it on the ABC for educational grounds wouldn't hold up)
(g) - foreign / international current affairs, documentaries are a fantastic medium for cultural exchange: I don't have to list a few examples in that department.
(q) - foreign / international news / current affairs, docos and other non-Australian and non-ABC produced material can easily be classed as information only programmes.
and round and round we go.