Instead of hoping to get FaceBook back to the negotiating table, our politicians should be reminding Australians that they have a choice. The choice to support Australia over Facebully. To support and reward solid, accurate reporting by going to the source.
Australia’s commercial television networks are in trouble. Not simply because of the Coronavirus but because they failed to develop effective strategies to counter the arrival of Netflix and other ‘streaming’ platforms – something anticipated long before it happened.
Last week the federal government threw the struggling networks a financial lifeline. It includes subsidies and deferred or waived fees and it reflects savage advertising revenue declines. Sadly for the viewing public however, local drama, children’s and documentary content quotas have been suspended.