Alliance Responds To Media Bills
Tuesday, 26 September 2006
The Alliance has delivered its submission to the Senate's Environment, Communications, Information Technology and The Arts Committee regarding its inquiry into the Broadcasting Services Amendments (Media Ownership) Bill 2006 and the bills relating to digital television, television licences and enforcement powers of the communications legislation after the bills were sent to Senate committee last week. The Alliance also responds to Minister Coonan's discussion paper on the two channels of spectrum for new digital services. Broadly, the Alliance supports measures that underpin a speedy transition to digital services but remains firmly opposed to amendments to the cross-media ownership rules and lifting of the foreign ownership restrictions. Read the Alliance submission to the Senate Committee here.