Original article by Leo Shanahan
The Australian – Page: 24 : 22-Jul-19
A confidential consultation paper has recommended that the federal government delay a decision on whether live streaming is subject to the Broadcasting Act until 2022. The ministerial determination was made in 2000 by former Communications Minister Richard Alston, and it is slated to expire on 1 October 2019. The Department of Communications has advised that extending the so-called Alston determination would give the government more time to consider a broader range of reforms for broadcasting and streaming services, including its response to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s report on digital platforms.
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