Supporting Australian stories on our screens—options paper

The Government is seeking community and industry feedback on options to  support Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform environment.

Why we want your input

We want to hear from anyone who has an interest in the media and screen sector and to get your views on the ‘Supporting Australian Stories on Our Screens’ options paper.

How you can voice your opinion

You can voice your opinion by providing a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by COB on Friday 3 July 2020.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submissions will be used to assist Government determine whether action is needed in the longer-term to support a thriving Australian screen sector.

The Issue

On 12 December 2019, the Government released its response and implementation roadmap to the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry. In its response, the Government committed to a staged process to reform media regulation towards to a platform-neutral regulatory framework covering both online and offline delivery of media content to Australian consumers.

The Government identified Australian content obligations as one of the first issues it would focus on and that it would release an options paper co-authored by the ACMA and Screen Australia to look at how best to support Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform environment.

This paper has now been released for a two-month consultation period. The Government will work with industry to further explore the issues facing the media and screen production sectors.

More information

Relevant Documentation

Supporting Australian stories on our screens—options paper

Published 15th Apr 2020

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In response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry (DPI), the government requested that Screen Australia and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) co-author an options paper considering how to best support Australian stories on our screens in a modern, multi-platform environment.


15 Apr 2020 09:00 AEST
03 Jul 2020 17:00 AEST

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Submissions that were received by 5:00 pm on 3 July 2020, and for which the submitter indicated were not confidential, are published below. Submissions received after this date will be published in due course, along with any additional submissions able to be published once relevant submitters have confirmed that they don't contain confidential information.

This consultation is closed.


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Adrian McMahon
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