Media Ownership Changes

The following changes were made to media ownership in 2006 and 2007. Please read through the following links:

http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2006/s1591679.htm (interview by Kerry O’Brien on the 7.30 report with Senator Helen Coonan – Communications Minister)
http://cpd.org.au/2006/03/media-ownership-in-australia-timeline-of-developments-1991-2006/ (History of decision making leading to changes)

Many of these changes were due to the governments concern over the rise of digital media and that the previous media ownership laws were no longer effective to cater for online growth.  The following report details government concerns:
www.tai.org.au/file.php?file=web_papers/WP86.pdf

http://st-eutychus.com/2006/cross-media-ownership-laws-for-dummies-2/ (a journalist’s thoughts on ownership laws)
http://www.crikey.com.au/2010/12/01/its-time-to-revisit-media-diversity-laws/ (another view of ownership laws by independent media company Crikey.)

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Regulating the media

A good article from the Sydney Morning Herald (a broadsheet) about the role of the Press Council in regulating media. You could reference this article if you decide to answer questions about media ethics.

Media Inquiry _ Hywood on Free Press