The Senate will launch an inquiry next week into the ABC's decision to cut its Hobart TV production unit.
Earlier this week the ABC's Managing Director Mark Scott announced the national broadcaster would axe the unit, with the loss of 16 jobs.
Tasmanian Labor Senator Catryna Bilyk will move the motion and said the cuts were a betrayal of regional Australia.
"This has happened in Western Australia and in South Australia and the models that have been proposed and used there have not been successful in regards to regional stories," she said.
"There should be a commitment to regional areas in Australia, not just Tasmania but in this case Tasmania - and to the people of Tasmania - to make sure that their stories get told." Senator Bilyk said her motion would be supported by her Labor colleagues and the Greens.