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26 March 2017
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AFC Reports into, and submissions on, the Australian broadcasting sector. Issues include the 2002 ABA/ACA Review, the 1999/2000 Productivity Commission Report into Broadcasting, cultural diversity on television, public broadcasting and the television commercials sector.

Future Use of Unassigned Television Channels - Submission to ACMA April 2006

April 2006

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Future Use of Unassigned Television Channels - Submission to ACMA April 2006 (133 Kb)

Reforming Australia's Media in the Digital Age - Submission to DCITA April 2006

April 2006

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Meeting the Digital Challenge: Reforming Australia's Media in the Digital Age - Submission to DCITA April 2006 (298 Kb)

Submission to the Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts' ABC Funding Adequacy and Efficiency Review - December 2005

December 2005

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Submission to the Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts' ABC Funding Adequacy and Efficiency Review (283 Kb)

AFC submission to DCITA Review of the Duration of the Analogue/Digital Television Simulcast Period

December 2005

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DCITA Review of the Duration of the Analogue/Digital Television Simulcast Period (158 Kb)

Submission to DCITA's Proposed Reforms to the Regulatory Powers of ACMA

December 2005

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AFC Submission to DCITA's Review of Proposed Reforms to ACMA's Regulatory Powers (123 Kb)

Production of TV Commercials in Australia: Key Survey Findings

August 2005
In late 2004 the Australian Film Commission (AFC) surveyed the television commercials production industry, building on a similar AFC survey undertaken in 2000. The survey covered the commercials production activity of 107 independent Australian production companies. Key results from the 2004 survey are presented here. The full report will be available on the AFC website later in 2005.

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Production of TV Commercials in Australia: Key Survey Findings (1017 Kb)

AFC Submission to the DCITA Review into High Definition Television Quota Arrangments

July 2005

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AFC submission to the Department of Communications Information Technology and the Arts Review into High Definition Television Quota Arrangements (292 Kb)

2005 House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Inquiry in to the uptake of digital television

May 2005

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House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Inquiry into the uptake of digital television: AFC Submission (171 Kb)

2004/05 DCITA Digital Television Reviews

February 2005

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Submission to DCITA reviews into Broadcasting Bands Spectrum and Underserved Regional Television Licence Areas, February 2005 (26 Kb)

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2004 DCITA Review into the provision of services other than simulcasting by free to air broadcasters on digital spectrum and the provision of commercial television broadcasting services after 31 December 2006: AFC Submission, November 2004 (166 Kb)

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2004 DCITA Review into the viability of creating an Indigenous broadcasting Service and the regulatory arrangements that should apply to the digital transmission of such a service using spectrum in the broadcasting bands: AFC Submission, November 2004 (158 Kb)

2005 Senate Inquiry into the Powers of Australia's Communications Regulators

February 2005

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Submission to the Senate Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Committee Inquiry into the Powers of Australia's Communication Regulators January 2005 (138 Kb)

2004 ABA Draft Documentary Guidelines

November 2004

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2004 ABA Draft Documentary Guidelines: AFC Submission, November 2004 (91 Kb)

2003 Proposal for new institutional arrangements for the Australian Communications Authority and the Australian Broadcasting Authority

September 2003

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Proposal for new institutional arrangements for the ABA and ACA: AFC Submission, September 2003 (134 Kb)

2002 Review of the Roles of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Communications Authority

September 2002

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Review of the Roles of the ABA and the ACA, AFC Submission, September 2002 (70 Kb)

Broadcast in Colour: Cultural Diversity and Television Programming in Four Countries
by Harvey May
October 2002
Broadcast in Colour: Cultural Diversity and Television Programming in Four Countries examines casting practices in four countries: Australia, UK, US and New Zealand. Features analysis of cultural diversity in Australian commercial television drama. The results demonstrate a marked improvement in onscreen representation of Australia's multicultural community over the last decade.

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Broadcast in Colour: Cultural Diversity and Television Programming in Four Countries, October 2002 (277 Kb)

Australian Television Commercials (TVC) Production Companies Survey

January 2001
Television commercials are an important contributor to the infrastructure and critical mass of the film industry. Television commercials are also cultural products and contribute to the overall 'Australianness' and character of television-viewing. The current standard for Australian Content in Advertising requires at least 80 per cent of advertising time broadcast each year by commercial television licensees, between the hours of 6am and midnight, be used for Australian produced advertisements. This ensures that the majority of advertisements on television are Australian-made, while recognising that the use of some foreign produced advertising is an industry reality.

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Australian Television Commercial (TVC) Production Companies Survey, January 2001 (50 Kb)

2001 Cultural Minister's Council Investigation into Public Broadcasting in Australia: The Cultural Benefit and Value

June 2001
Public broadcasters are fundamental to the artistic, political and cultural life of the nation. The AFC regards 'culture' in a broad sense and considers virtually all output by the public broadcasters to have a cultural dimension. The AFC has enjoyed a successful working relationship with the ABC and SBS, who both share impressive histories in broadcasting new and innovative Australian programming. The AFC asserts that government support for public broadcasting should be ongoing.

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Cultural Ministers Council (CMC) investigation into Public Broadcasting in Australia, AFC Submission, June 2001 (46 Kb)

1999/2000 Productivity Commission Report into Broadcasting

July 1999

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1999/2000 Productivity Commission Report into Broadcasting: supplementary AFC submission, July 1999 (492 Kb)

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1999/2000 Productivity Commission Report into Broadcasting: AFC Response to draft. December 1999 (222 Kb)

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1999/2000 Productivity Commission Report into Broadcasting: Further AFC information to draft report, August 1999 (188 Kb)

1998 Senate Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee Inquiry into Paragraph 160(d) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

November 1998

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SERCALC Inquiry into Paragraph 160(d) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992: AFC Submission, November 1998 (451 Kb)

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SERCALC: AFC Submimission Appendices 1 & 2, November 1998 (111 Kb)

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SERCALC: AFC Submimission Appendix 3, November 1998 (95 Kb)

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SERCALC: AFC Submimission Appendices 4, 5 & 6, November 1998 (132 Kb)

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SERCALC: AFC Submimission Appendix 7, November 1998 (74 Kb)

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Related Speeches

05 December 2002
Speaker: Kim Dalton, AFC Chief Executive
Event: Network Insight Seminar: Changes to Spectrum Allocation and Communications Regulators
Session: Mix and match versions of the ACA and the ABA
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