About this inquiry

The purpose of this bill is to amend the ABC's Charter in relation to the delivery of services to rural and regional Australia in each State and Territory, and it seeks to define the Corporation's mandate for its public service function for journalism in rural and regional Australia



Past Public Hearings

09 Mar 2017: DARWIN, NT
06 Mar 2017: MELBOURNE, VIC

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Inquiry Status

Report tabled

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)

Accessibility

If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

Further information regarding accessibility can be found at www.aph.gov.au/Help/Accessibility

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015

On 15 September 2016, the Senate referred the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2016.

The bill was also referred to the committee in 44th Parliament and an interim report was presented on 5 May 2016. The inquiry lapsed at the dissolution of the Senate on 9 May 2016.

The due date for new submissions is 30 September 2016. The committee will also refer to submissions received in the 44th Parliament. This means that submissions already provided to the committee do not need to be re-submitted. However, the committee will consider additional information provided by submitters to the previous inquiry.

On 7 November 2016 the Senate granted an extension of time to report until 8 February 2017.

On 7 February 2017 the Senate granted an extension of time to report until 22 March 2017.

On 20 March 2017 the Senate granted an extension of time to report until 31 March 2017

On 31 March 2017, the Senate granted an extension of time to report until 13 April 2017.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
ec.sen@aph.gov.au

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