Terms of reference—5G working group

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The working group provides the platform for an ongoing strategic dialogue on 5G and will work to ensure that sectoral regulatory frameworks are appropriate to enable industry to take advantage of 5G

Amending the anti-siphoning scheme

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As part of landmark reforms to the broadcasting sector, the Government has amended the anti-siphoning scheme to remove outdated and redundant provisions and streamline the anti-siphoning list. These changes enable the scheme to operate more effectively in a digital media environment while ensuring that broadcast rights to events of national and cultural significance continue to be available to free-to-air television before subscription television.

Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review

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Screen content that is produced under Australian creative control reflects and shapes our national identity, character and cultural diversity and sparks important discussion and debate. The Government is reviewing the support measures in place for producing and delivering Australian and children’s screen content, to determine if these remain fit for purpose in the new, multi-platform environment that has emerged since these measures were established.

Gambling advertising

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Further restrictions will be introduced on gambling advertising during live sports programs during children's hours on commercial and subscription broadcasters, the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), and online platforms. The changes will establish a clear safe-zone during which parents can have confidence that their children will not be exposed to gambling advertisements.

Broadcasting—moving to more efficient broadcasting fees

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Australia’s commercial broadcasting sector provides Australian audiences with free access to iconic cultural and sporting events, news, current affairs and high quality entertainment. The sector plays an important role in reflecting and informing Australian cultural life.

Regional and Small Publishers Cadetship Program

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Support to regional and small publishers through the $60 million Regional and Small Publishers Jobs and Innovation Package includes: the $50 million Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund the Regional and Small Publishers Cadetship Program, which will support 200 cadetships, and 60 regional journalism scholarships.

Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund

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Support to regional and small publishers is provided through the $60 million Regional and Small Publishers Jobs and Innovation Package. This Package includes: the $50 million Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund the Regional and Small Publishers Cadetship Program, which will support 200 cadetships, and 60 regional journalism scholarships.

Regional Journalism Scholarships

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Support for regional and small publishers through the $60 million Regional and Small Publishers Jobs and Innovation Package that includes: the $50 million Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund the Regional and Small Publishers Cadetship Program, which will support 200 cadetships, and 60 regional journalism scholarships.