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Facts and figures from Fifield on media law changes

Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Speaking at the Melbourne Press Club today, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield outlined more details of the effects of hsi government's proposed media law changes.

In many cases, for regional radio, there would be no effects, explained Fifield. He also discussed licence fees and digital radio.

The Australian media landscape, along with the entire world, has changed immeasurably. Yet much of the law that governs the traditional media formats of commercial radio, commercial TV and newspapers stems from that year – 1987.

Current media laws were designed for an analog world

Thursday 03 March, 2016

Speaking to Fran Kelly on Radio National breakfast, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield said the proposed new media laws about about making sure media laws reflect the world we currently live in.

"I think it’s a case of making sure that our media laws reflect the reality of the world that we live in. The current media laws were designed in and for an analogue world. When print, radio and TV were just about it.

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