This inquiry has concluded. The final inquiry report was released by the Australian Government on 11 April 2000.
The Commission has completed a public inquiry examining the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and other broadcasting related legislation, though not the legislation establishing the ABC and SBS.
The inquiry stemmed from the Government's commitment under the Competition Principles Agreement to review legislation for its anti-competitive effects.
The inquiry was about advising the Government on practical courses of action to improve competition, efficiency and the interests of consumers in broadcasting services.
The Government asked the Commission to pay particular attention to balancing the social, cultural and economic dimensions of the public interest and have due regard to the phenomenon of technological convergence to the extent that it may impact upon broadcasting markets.
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The draft report for this project is not available online.Please note: The draft report is for research purposes only. For final outcomes of this inquiry refer to the inquiry report.
This inquiry report was released on 11 April 2000 and considers certain basic principles applied to different aspects of Australian broadcasting regulation.
Submissions for the public inquiry, Broadcasting.
Public hearing transcripts for the public inquiry, Broadcasting.