Essay

Missing in action: The ABC and Australia's screen culture

1 May 2017
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Over the last sixty years Australia has developed an effective public policy framework that strategically connects Australian broadcasters, Australian screen content and an independent production and creative sector that produces it. Yet the ABC, Australia’s most important cultural institution, operates outside of this framework. Using its status as an independent statutory authority to eschew transparency, accountability and engagement with public policy objectives, it pursues an internal agenda and its own priorities. The governance arrangements of the ABC are lacking and new measures are required to ensure the ABC contributes to and becomes part of Australia’s screen culture. 

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2017
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