Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016 [Provisions]

7 November 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-459-7

View the report as a single document - (PDF 339KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 12KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 50KB)

Overview of the bill
Inquiry conducted during the 44th Parliament
Conduct of this inquiry
Scope and structure of this report
Background information on media ownership and control regulation

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 136KB)

Developments in the media sector and calls for reform of the ownership and control framework
Schedules 1 and 2: Proposed repeal of two media ownership and control rules
Schedule 3: Local programming requirements
Committee view

Labor Senators' Dissenting Report (PDF 103KB)

Diversity of ownership and control still matters
Australia needs a competitive media sector
Australia's media ownership is heavily concentrated
Traditional media still dominates
Diversity potential of new media is yet to be realised
Digital divide undermines diversity in regional areas
Removal of the 2 out of 3 rule not justified

Australian Greens' Dissenting Report (PDF 13KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the committee (PDF 9KB)
Appendix 2­ - Public hearing (PDF 9KB)

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