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

13 April 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN 978-1-76010-543-3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 398KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 11KB)
List of recommendations (PDF 26KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 45KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Reports of other committees
Purpose of the bill
Developments since the introduction of the bill
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Issues raised in evidence (PDF 187KB)

Recognition of rural and regional Australia in the ABC Charter
Termination of shortwave transmission services in the Northern Territory
Emergency broadcasting services
Changes to Radio National
Rural and regional advisory council
Proposed changes to membership of the Board of the ABC

Chapter 3 - Committee view (PDF 31KB)
Labor Senators' Dissenting Report (PDF 59KB)
Additional comments from Senator Bridget McKenzie (PDF 14KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional information (PDF 20KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings (PDF 12KB)

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