Spare a though for Australia's struggling commercial TV networks, down to their last cent, they send their chief spinner, former Labor Premier of Queensland Wayne Goss, to see his former staffer Prime Minister Rudd with begging bowl outstretched.

The PM, who has never met a media outlet he disliked (that includes The Australian, which made him Man of The Year), listens attentively and agrees with his former boss saying "Yes, commercial TV is doing it tough remaining on air and keeping to their licence restrictions to provide 55% Australian content between 6am and midnight. So here's a rebate of all those nasty licence fees we are charging you."