Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2019

Date of Bill
19 July, 2019
Last Amendment
19 July, 2019
Before House of Representatives

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Government Bill
Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts
Originating House
House of Representatives
Parliament Number
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Amends the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to: amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Charter to require the ABC to broadcast programs that contribute to a sense of regional and national identity, and inform and entertain, and reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of, the Australian community; require the ABC Board to have two members with a substantial connection to, or substantial experience in, a regional area through business, industry or community involvement; establish a Regional Advisory Council to advise the ABC Board; and require the ABC Board to report annually on a range of additional matters, including the total number of individuals employed in regional and metropolitan areas, and the journalist to support staff ratio of employees.

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