Government businesses compete with the private sector in a number of markets. The Commonwealth Competitive Neutrality Policy requires that government business activities should not enjoy net competitive advantages simply by virtue of their public sector ownership. At the same time, competitive neutrality principles do not imply that government businesses cannot be successful in competition with private businesses.
As part of the Government’s Broadcasting and Content Reform Package, Fox Sports will receive a grant to increase coverage of sports that receive low or no broadcast exposure, including women’s sports and niche sports. This will help to address the coverage imbalance typically experienced by some sports, enabling relevant sporting bodies to lift their participation rates and maximise their opportunities for growth.