2019–20 Corporate Plan
The 2019–20 Corporate Plan sets our course for the future, identifying our purposes, operating environment, capability and risk oversight and management.
We are aware that building owners and managers are being approached by telecommunications carriers to install new equipment to provide very fast broadband services in their buildings. This information is designed to assist building owners and managers to make informed decisions.
On 1 December 2015, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts resolved to conduct an inquiry into the importance of public and commercial broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia, including the arts, news and other services. The Report contains a total of 16 recommendations....
On 24 May 2012, the House of Representative Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications (the Committee) announced that it would conduct an Inquiry into differential pricing of IT hardware and software in Australia compared to other jurisdictions such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Asia-Pacific.
On 4 December 2014, the Senate referred the Local Content Bill to the Committee for inquiry and report. The Bill seeks to amend the Charter of the ABC to include requirements for the production and dissemination of local content. The Bill is also in response to a ‘centralisation’ of the ABC in recent years, as many of its state and territory based production, journalism and broadcasting services have been rolled into the main offices in Sydney and Melbourne.
The Bill was introduced by Senator Nick Xenophon on 13 February 2017. On 16 February 2017, the Senate referred the Bill to the committee for inquiry and report by 10 May 2017. This was later extended to 9 August2017. The Bill proposes to amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to require the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to restore its shortwave transmission services. The ABC ceased shortwave transmission services in the Northern Territory and to international audiences from 31 January2017.