Beware of communications ministers prognosticating about the media. Here's Malcolm Turnbull yesterday:

"Why in an age when the internet has become the super platform which everyone has access ... why do we need to have platform specific ownership rules dealing with newspapers and radio and television? One of the big differences between my approach to this and Stephen Conroy's is that Conroy and the Labor Party saw the arrival of the internet as an opportunity for more regulation and less freedom in the media. My view is the arrival of the internet, and the additional diversity and avenues for competition that it brings, really says we should have less regulation and more freedom."