2018-01-18 16:39:46 MediaRoom Submissions

MEAA welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Communications Legislation Amendment (Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund) Bill 2017 and related programs.

We note the three core components of the Government’s program:

•  the $50 million Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund
•  the Regional and Small Publishers Cadetship Program, which will support 200 cadetships, at approximately $40,000 per cadetship; and
•  60 regional journalism scholarships.

MEAA acknowledges the potential benefits of these programs, but maintain our view that these developments are insufficient ‘compensation’ for abandoning the two-out-three media diversity rule.

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MEAA Media submission on regional and small publishers innovation fund

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