Dec 19, 2007

Why a public interest test for media mergers is a good idea

Why is a public interest test for media a good way to stop further concentration? Here are three very simple reasons, writes Julian Thomas.

One positive element of Stephen Conroy’s new approach to media policy is a willingness to look again at the problem of concentration in Australia’s media. If we assume that it’s important for democracies to have access to a variety of sources of information and opinion, the Minister’s comments are a welcome respite from the long duree of Coalition indifference. A debate about how to achieve something in this area is very welcome.


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