Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity
Independent Inquiry into the Media and Media Regulation
The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, today released the Report of the Independent Media Inquiry.
The Independent Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation was undertaken by Former Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, Mr Ray Finkelstein QC, with the assistance of Dr Matthew Ricketson, Professor of Journalism at Canberra University.
“I’d like to thank Mr Finkelstein QC and Professor Ricketson and their team for their efforts. I would also like to thank all the individuals and organisations that contributed to the Inquiry,” Senator Conroy said.
The Report has been forwarded to the Convergence Review Committee for its consideration.
“The Government will take a considered approach to the Inquiry’s report in conjunction with the Convergence Review before responding,” Senator Conroy said.
The Convergence Review is taking a broad look at range of regulatory issues across the broadcasting, telecommunications and radio-communications sectors and is on track to present its final report to Government by 31 March 2012.
The Inquiry’s Report is available at: www.dbcde.gov.au/digital_economy/independent_media_inquiry
Date: 2 March 2012
Contact: Suzie Brady 0408 258 457
There is much to read about the Media Inquiry so I’ve posted it to a separate page here without comment as it’s a very long read.