About this inquiry

This bill would amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 and the Special Broadcasting Services Act 1991 to provide more transparency on how the national broadcasters allocate Government funding in relation to salary and allowances paid to employees, and payments to on-air talent contractors where the total amounts paid exceed $200,000 annually.

Inquiry Status

Report tabled


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National Broadcasters Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Transparency) Bill 2017

On 8 February 2018, the Senate referred the National Broadcasters Legislation Amendment (Enhanced Transparency) Bill 2017 to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 March 2018.

The closing date for submission is 28 February 2018.

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