Senate debates

Wednesday, 2 September 2020


Australian Broadcasting Corporation

3:40 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

The ABC does an excellent job transmitting information to Australian communities during emergencies. The ABC, along with the entire media industry, plays a vital role in making sure the community is provided with timely and accurate news, particularly in relation to nationally significant matters such as COVID-19 and the recent bushfires. This news is vitally important in the regions. The ABC continues to be exempt from the government-wide efficiency dividend and the ABC continues to receive secure funding of over $1 billion over the triennium, rising each and every year.


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