Terms of Reference

The Committee will inquire into the provision of newspapers (print and digital) in regional and remote Australia.
The Committee will consider:
The impact of decisions in a number of markets in regional and remote Australia by large publishers such as News Corp and Australian Community Media to suspend publication of print editions
The extent to which there has been entry into these or other markets by new operators, particularly small businesses
The impact of the News Media Bargaining Code for regional and remote newspapers
The degree to which there has been economic recovery in regional and remote markets from the impacts of COVID, and whether this has led to advertising revenue improving.

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