Shit. Fan. Whack. Feds belt sector leaving owners triumphant

The Federal government has just shafted the sector, paid off the commercial broadcasters and offered a small box of bandaids.

The Federal government has just taken ten percent off the budgets of every Australian feature film which relies on the tax offset, which is everything truly Australian which costs more than $500,000 to make. 

At the same time, it has increased the offset for television by 10%, which is a gorgeous opportunity for broadcasters and streamers to drop the price they pay by said 10%. It will also make in-house production significantly more attractive. Minister Fletcher claims it will increase budgets and improve quality.

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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.