Australian Government response to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee report: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s commitment to reflecting and representing regional diversity

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On 20 November 2012, the Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Mr Mark Scott AO, announced his proposal to close the ABC’s Hobart television production unit. On 27 November 2012, following the ABC’s announcement, the Senate referred the matter of the ABC’s commitment to reflecting and representing regional diversity in Australia to the Committee.