Senate debates

Monday, 23 November 2015


Government Advertising: Regional and Community Media

3:54 pm

Photo of Anne McEwenAnne McEwen (SA, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

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.

Leave granted.

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.