Mar 22, 2013

Media briefs: media reform whimper … Laws not sorry … The Sun does satire …

After a week of the media talking about the media, what actually happened in Canberra? And other media tidbits.

Media reform: what got through? After causing so much consternation, the Gillard government’s grand plans for media reform fizzled out yesterday with Stephen Conroy’s office declaring them “finished”. The most controversial aspect of the reform package — the creation of a Public Interest Media Advocate to approve mergers and self-regulation bodies — is off the table for the forseeable future. Plans to abolish the 75% audience reach rule for television broadcasters are also on hold.

Some practical changes did make it through the Parliament, however. These include:

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One thought on “Media briefs: media reform whimper … Laws not sorry … The Sun does satire …

  1. Phen

    Interesting that the fact foreign aid hasnt been cut is sarcastically bagged.

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