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.

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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Submissions now public

Formal Submission

The department has published all submissions received to the Media Reform Green Paper where publication details have been confirmed by the relevant parties.

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The following formal submissions have been made public.

10 ViacomCBS

A/Prof Ramon Lobato, Prof Stuart Cunningham, Alexa Scarlata

ABC Friends NSW/ACT - Northern Suburbs of Sydney Branch

Alexa Wyatt

Alyssa de Leo

Amanda D. Lotz, Anna Potter, Kevin Sanson, and Oliver Eklund

Amazon Prime Video Australia

Andy Nehl and Associate Professor Mark Ryan