In response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry (DPI), the government requested that Screen Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) co-author this options paper considering how to best support Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform environment.
The ACMA and Screen Australia have considered a number of models that range from retaining the status quo to complete deregulation. This paper poses a series of questions to help design key elements of the models including regulatory scope, application thresholds, definitions and practical implementation issues. It is anticipated that these matters will be further explored in consultation with the industry, to underpin the stated government objective of supporting Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform environment.
This paper has now been released for a two-month consultation period. The Government will work with industry to further explore the issues facing the media and screen production sectors.