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Feedback open on funding and governance of ABC and SBS

August 23, 2023

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The government is currently reviewing funding and governance arrangements at Australia’s national broadcasters, the ABC and the SBS, and the public is invited to have a say.

The review follows the implementation of five-year funding terms for the two broadcasters, which came into effect on 1 July.

The government has released a consultation paper for the review featuring a number of prompts, including:

  • What potential mechanisms could provide greater certainty to 5-year funding terms?
  • What ability should the government of the day have to revise announced funding, for example, to provide additional funding during a 5-year funding term to meet the changing needs of audiences?  
  • Are there other arrangements that could be put in place to provide greater stability to national broadcaster funding?
  • What issues should the government of the day consider in deciding whether and how to provide or extend non-ongoing funding? 

As well as reviewing funding arrangements, the government is also seeking feedback on governance arrangements at both national broadcasters. Findings will be provided to the government later this year.

Feedback is open until 5pm on Thursday August 31. To have your say, visit the website.

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