On 16 November 2017, the Senate, on the recommendation of the Selection of Bills Committee, referred the following bills to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry:
- the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Fair and Balanced) Bill 2017 ("Fair and Balanced Bill"); and
- the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2017 ("Rural and Regional Measures Bill").
The bills may be accessed via the following links:
The Committee invites you to provide a written submission addressing issues concerning either or both bills that may be of relevance to you. If you intend to comment on both bills, it would be appreciated if this could be made clear in your submission.
Submissions should be lodged by 12 January 2018.
The Committee prefers to receive submissions online as an attached document through the Committee's website via www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/OnlineSubmission.
Explanatory memorandums for both Bills can be accessed on these links:
FAIR AND BALANCED REPORTING BILL 2017
RURAL AND REGIONAL MEASURES BILL 2017
Should you require further information, please contact the Committee Secretariat on (02) 6277 3526.