The Committee, under its power to inquire into the annual reports of government agencies, will inquire into the importance of public and commercial broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia, including the arts, news and other services.
The inquiry was initiated from the following reports:
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation Annual Report 2015
- Special Broadcasting Service Corporation Annual Report 2015
- Australia Council for the Arts Annual Report 2014-15
- Australian Communications and Media Authority Annual Report 2014-15