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Do government film subsidies add up? Yes, and no

The federal government is giving a big Hollywood studio $21 million to film a remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in Australia. Is it money well spent? It does return, but not where it’s needed.

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The fight to put more Australian content on (digital) TV

The “Australian Screens, Australian Stories” campaign aims to fight for local TV programming across free-to-air and digital channels as the government drafts new legislation. Dr Vincent O’Donnell reports.

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ABC TV head quits with drama up but production out

Kim Dalton has quit the ABC as its television head with ratings and local drama production up. But critics say he’s outsourced the heart of Aunty’s production to do it.

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Why the ABC is right to axe Tassie TV production

The ABC is right to reduce its cost base and outsource television production in Tasmania, even if no one likes it. It makes the most economic sense.

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Subsidies boost TV production, gamers promised more

Simon Crean was talking up the government’s response to the Convergence Review at this year’s Screen Producer’s Conference. TV producers — and game developers — are confident of a boost.

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Comments, corrections, clarifications, and c*ckups

Housing affordability and the Aussie dream … interest rates and local government … if only the battlers knew … cherry picking statistics … Rudd’s forest policy … shrubhuggers and Stalinists …

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