Monday, 23 November 2015
Government Advertising: Regional and Community Media
Prior to moving general business notice of motion No. 915 standing in my name, I seek leave to add the names of Senators Ludlam and Muir to the motion.
I, and also on behalf of Senators Ludlam and Muir, move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that regional and community:
(i) newspapers service 36 per cent, or over 8 million, Australians who do not live in a capital city,
(ii) newspaper media continue to be a trusted source of local information in country communities, and
(iii) media is frequently overlooked for Federal Government advertising campaigns;
(b) calls on the Government to ensure that federal media advertising campaigns extend to regional Australia; and
(c) calls on the Government to ensure that regional and community media receive its fair share of campaign advertising from the Federal Government.
Question agreed to.