Government's media ownership law changes pass senate with help from nxt, one nation communications minister mitch fifield said the changes would help australian media survive in the internet age. The south australian senator is a staunch anti-gambling crusader and, to secure his senate vote, the new media ownership laws mean there'll be no gambling advertising during sporting events. There have been some major moves in the australian media landscape over the past few weeks, with ownership changes, restructuring and massive job cuts announced.
What has changed prior to passing of the bill, australia's media ownership laws, largely crafted in the late 1980's analogue era before digital and pay television, digital radio, and the rise of the internet, prevented the common ownership of newspapers, television and radio broadcasting licences that serve the same region. I don't disagree that media ownership is too concentrated, but comparing us with china and egypt with respect to 'free speech in the context of the press is a bit rich permalink embed. As has been widely reported in the media itself, the turnbull government is expected to reintroduce its media ownership reform package to parliament this week, with minister mitch fifield commenting on monday that [o]ur media laws need urgent reform to secure the future for australia's media industry.
Policy background paper media control and ownership framework, which is overseen and administered by the australian communications and media authority (acma. With the alarming concentration of media ownership in australia and the advent of pr driven journalism, for the sake of democracy, the public must support independent media david donovan comments australian mass media is concentrated into the hands of a very small number of proprietors for. Media concentration and ownership around the world 23 media ownership and concentration in australia 24 media ownership and concentration in the people's.
Video clip synopsis - trevor barr looks forward to the future of broadcasting and the internet in australia year of production - 2004 duration - 1min 4sec tags - broadcasting, identity, internet, media and society, media ownership, see all tags. A younger rupert thoughts on media controlled/owned by only a few from abc's media watch - 26/08/2013. The democratic ideal of a media which is impartial, and designed to inform citizens, is inevitably compromised as media ownership becomes more concentrated article 19 of the universal declaration of human rights unequivocally states that everyone has the inalienable right to hold opinions without. Switch to the australia edition uk media plurality threatened by dominant group of large firms - report ofcom backed away from calling for a change in the terms of current cross-media. Transcript of media ownership in australia media ownership in australia conclusion full transcript more presentations by kate cuthbert 9mp intro copy of film.
Australian media ownership, and print media in particular, is among the most concentrated in the world a steady trend to fewer owners over the last century is the well-documented pattern. New ways to explore australian media ownership opportunities and threats laurence lock lee optimice pty ltd 1 media ownership has been an evolving hot topic. Article discusses the register of foreign ownership of australian media assets that will be introduced soon australia media, telecoms, it, entertainment corrs chambers westgarth 5 sep 2018. A diverse, independent media is seen as central to a functioning democracy yet tight government regulation in australia has failed to ensure a plurality of voices since the mid 1980s, while media.
The lack of a left wing media in australia is the reason why so may australians seek their news on the internet supposedly left wing journalists generally get it wrong in australia anyway on major issues such as energy policy and aboriginal issues, being dominated by a petty middle class attitude that confuses desire with practical policy. Under current media ownership laws in australia: • foreign investment in the australia media is permitted but the mass media is considered a 'sensitive sector' and any foreign investment, regardless of its size must be approved by the treasurer. Australia's level of media ownership concentration is already one of the highest in the world - shadow minister for communications, michelle rowland, press release, november 8, 2016 the. Challenges to the old media order last year forced the australian government to reduce restrictions on cross-media ownership, cut foreign ownership restrictions, and remove license fees for free.
For 2017 the number of mobile phone users is expected to rise to 194 million smartphone ownership in australia as of march 2017, offer social media features, and analyze access to our. Today the australian communications and media authority launched a series of infographics to help make sense of what is currently happening with media ownership in australia click on the images. Australia's print media ownership is much more highly concentrated than that of most other western countries the ownership of australian tv and radio is following the international trend1 towards increasing concentration.
Media watch is australia's leading forum for media analysis discuss the changes in media ownership following the change in foreign & cross media ownership la. For example, rupert murdoch controls more than half the newspapers in australia, including the only major daily newspaper in brisbane, adelaide and many regional cities, and is lobbying for changes to australian media ownership laws to enable him to buy a television network (lawson 2003. They are not intended to be a comprehensive account of media interests in australia the media interests snapshot provides an ownership of australian media.