Australia’s media landscape continues to evolve rapidly in response to shifting global and consumer trends and this has forced changes to how our national broadcasters operate.
It is timely to consider how the ABC and SBS operate within the market and the basis on which they are competing with the private sector.
Competitive neutrality principles provide that government businesses activities should not enjoy net competitive advantages by virtue of their public sector ownership.
The inquiry will examine whether the ABC and SBS are operating in a manner consistent with these principles.
The Inquiry Panel have prepared this issues paper, outlining the consultation process and encouraging participation in the inquiry. A number of specific questions are included throughout the paper and are available to respond to online.