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.


Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2126