The Australian Government has announced the next stage of proposed media reforms, to better support the Australian media industry and enhance the range and quality of services and content available to all Australians.

The Government has extended the submission period to Sunday, 23 May 2021 (previously Sunday, 7 March 2021).

How it works

Why we want your input
We want to hear from anyone who has an interest in the media and screen sector and to get your views on the ‘Media Reform Green Paper—modernising television regulation in Australia’.
How you can voice your opinion
You can voice your opinion by providing a submission to this public consultation process. The submissions period now closes on Sunday, 23 May 2021 (previously Sunday, 7 March 2021).
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
The Government will take all stakeholder feedback into account in the development of the final reform proposals.

Consultation Information

Consultation tabs

The Issue
Consultation Period:  November 27, 2020 08:00 AEDT to May 23, 2021 17:00 AEST

The Government is seeking views on the proposed measures outlined in its Media Reform Green Paper, which include:

  • offering commercial broadcasters a one time, irrevocable choice to operate under a new commercial television broadcasting licence, with a reduced regulatory burden, provided they agree to move at a future point to using substantially less radiofrequency spectrum
  • promoting the public interest derived from spectrum by encouraging multiplex sharing by broadcasters
  • introducing an investment obligation for subscription and advertising video-on-demand services, with details to be further developed over the next 12 months
  • investing in the future, by using the proceeds raised through the reform process to fund public policy initiatives that deliver value for the Australian public and support the media sector, and
  • formalising the role of national broadcasters as key providers of Australian content.

Relevant Documentation

Media reform green paper

Published 21st Dec 2020

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Started November 27, 2020 08:00 AEDT
Ends May 23, 2021 17:00 AEST
Days Remaining 8 of 177

Formal Submission

We invite you to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

Email to send submission to:

Postal address to send submission to:
 Content Division
 Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
 GPO Box 594
Canberra ACT 2601