Feds launch entire new TV reform package

It's back to the future as the government lays out plans for two new media sector support funds, extracting cash from the streaming companies, and nagging the government broadcasters. All without paying for it.

The government today announced a green paper about further ‘reform’ of the television sector and its obligations to broadcast Australian content. At the very least, we are going beyond the same old same battlefields.

The trigger, according to the paper, is this:

Suggestion 1: the digital dividend

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.

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