Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
That the Senate—
(a) notes that the Liberal Party of Australia's Federal Council recently passed a motion stating "That federal council calls for the full privatisation of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, except for services into regional areas that are not commercially viable";
(b) further notes the comments of the Treasurer that the government has no plans to privatise the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC); and
(c) congratulates Liberal Party members for continuing to draw attention to the need for structural and budgetary reform of the ABC.
The coalition government will never privatise the ABC. The motion acknowledges that this is the policy of the government. The government will always work to support Commonwealth-funded agencies to be the best possible stewards of taxpayer resources.