Second Reading Speeches

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Fair and Balanced) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
to expand the existing statutory duty of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board by including the requirement to be ‘fair’ and ‘balanced’ in relation to the gathering and presentation of news and information by the ABC.