Original article by Stephen Brook
The Australian – Page: 24 & 26 : 2-Oct-17
The federal government has agreed to make changes to the ABC’s charter in return for getting its media reforms through parliament. The agreed changes include requiring that two members of its board come from rural and regional Australia. However, other suggestions as to how the ABC could change its charter include a requirement for it to express a balanced range of views, and that it not seek to compete in areas that are traditionally the domain of commercial companies.
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