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Rhonda Jolly

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Parliamentary Library (Australia)

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21 Jun 2017

This Quick Guide provides a listing of online information for sources relevant to Australian media and communications legislation, standards, policy and industry advocacy.

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01 Feb 2016

This chronology traces the story of media ownership concentration and control since 1901 and the government policies and regulations that have responded to, or attempted to pre-empt, the trend towards concentration that has occurred since the 1920s.

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11 Aug 2014

This paper presents an overview of Australia's principal public broadcaster, the ABC, with reference to its origins, current composition and functions and its vision for a viable future within a changing media environment. The paper also makes reference to some of the controversies which have...

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08 Aug 2014

This paper examines proposed internet filtering policies in Australia from the 1990s to 2014 and discusses some of their ideological underpinnings.

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  • The Internet is a revolutionary source of information and its dissemination; and a medium for
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02 Apr 2014

Provides an overview of Australia's community media sector, looking at its origins and composition and the problems it faces in light of the tasks it performs and the lack of resources available to it to deliver a media which is ‘of the people’ in terms of aims, objectives and production....

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23 Oct 2013

This paper recounts the story of the 2013 media reforms - their introduction, the hurried investigations which attempted to explore their intentions and possible outcomes, and their eventual demise.

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As a result of an investigation into the British...

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27 Jun 2013

This paper considers the policy environment which has surrounded federal government sports funding decisions since federation, concentrating on the period from the 1970s from which time the federal government has become increasingly involved in funding sport at the elite and participation or...

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05 Oct 2012

This report provides background on recent media reviews in Australia, and assesses what they may mean for the future.

Since the seventeenth century the media have been seen as the watchdogs of democracy— guardians of the public interest, protecting the people against arbitrary rule by...

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18 Jun 2012

This paper provides brief background information on the origins of the Olympics and a snapshot of the development of the Games since the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.

Particular reference is made to the Melbourne Olympics in 1956 and the Sydney Olympics in 2000....

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15 Jun 2012

This paper provides information on a proposed bill introducing new anti-siphoning measures for Australian broadcasting.

Siphoning refers to the practice used by pay television broadcasters by which they appropriate, or ‘siphon off’ certain events that have been traditionally...

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