Laura Carmichael and Jessica De Gouw star in Ten drama The Secrets She Keeps. (Image: Supplied)

The media package announced yesterday made clear the government’s priorities: it’s far more concerned about bailing out the media corporations (including foreign-owned News Corp) than the industry and the people who work in it.

Worse, the help for these corporations comes at least in part at the expense of the creative industries. And for all the short-term cash it will gift (or save) the large corporations, it’s fundamentally backward looking to an Australian media that is in the midst of vanishing.

It’s the third blow in the past month to the arts and entertainment sector, reeling from the shuttering of live performances and frozen out from the $750 a week JobKeeper allowance.