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TMCNet:  Conroy to split up media reforms

[November 15, 2012]

Conroy to split up media reforms

Nov 15, 2012 (The Australian - ABIX via COMTEX) -- The Federal Government will split its proposed media reforms. It will shortly decide whether to permanently cut licence fees for TV networks in return for the production of more Australian programs. A decision on a public interest test for media owners to prevent excessive market concentration will be postponed. The Government has decided not to establish a government-funded media watchdog, with tougher industry self-regulation of news reporting preferred.

Publication Date: 16 November 2012 AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY GOOGLE INCORPORATED FACEBOOK INCORPORATED AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ARTS AND SPORT SEVEN WEST MEDIA LIMITED - ASX SWM NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY PTY LTD TEN NETWORK HOLDINGS LIMITED - ASX TEN

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