Thursday, March 31, 2016

Seven West warns media reforms could erode local content; wants licence fees axed

While the Prime Minister works to sell his proposed tax reforms to state and territory leaders other government business is continuing behind the scenes.

This morning, the Senate inquiry into proposed changes to Australia's media laws has been hearing from the Seven West media empire which has described the reforms as "dangerous" and "piecemeal".

Chief executive Tim Worner wants the government to abolish commercial broadcast licence fees so broadcasters can better compete with the likes of Netflix, Stan, Facebook and Google.

Listen to my report broadcast on "The World Today" 

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