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Australian Content Requirements for Commercial Television Broadcasters
Post–implementation Review – Department of Communications and the Arts
On 30 November 2012, the then Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy announced a series of reforms in relation to policy and regulatory arrangements in the media and communications sectors, as part of the Convergence Review. This included the introduction of revised Australian content requirements for commercial television broadcasters from 2013.
An exemption from the best practice regulation requirements was granted in 2012 by the then Prime Minister on the basis of exceptional circumstances. The proposal was implemented in 2013.
A post-implementation review was completed by the Department of Communications and the Arts in June 2016 and was assessed as compliant by the Office of Best Practice Regulation.