Deal to bring on media reform

Original article by Rosie Lewis
The Australian – Page: 1 & 8 : 13-Sep-17

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has secured an agreement with the Nick Xenophon Team to support the Federal Government’s cross-media ownership reforms. The compromise deal includes measures aimed at ensuring media diversity, such as an innovation fund that will provide financial support for independent and regional news outlets. The Australian divisions of overseas-based media companies are not expected to be eligible for such funding. The reforms will require the support of the majority of Senate crossbenchers.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS, NICK XENOPHON TEAM, ONE NATION PARTY, AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATIVES, LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY, THE GUARDIAN AUSTRALIA, CRIKEY.COM.AU

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