When the ABC rolled out its Local sites earlier this month, a common complaint was that the local news feeds didn't include RSS options. The good news? They're scheduled to arrive soon.
An ABC spokesperson told Lifehacker that adding RSS feeds is definitely on the agenda:
The plan is certainly to integrate the RSS feeds into the new site; this will happen as additional functionality is added to the site in the coming months.
In fact, you can access regional news feeds right now from the master ABC RSS feed list below — obviously having them on the individual pages would be better, but for feed reader junkies, it's a useful resource.