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AFC Trade Bulletin

The Australia-US Free Trade Agreement entered into force on 1 January 2005.

During the course of the AUSFTA negotiations, the AFC played an active role in disseminating information about issues of concern to the film and television industry.

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AFC Trade Bulletin 24 February 2004

  • Australia-US Free Trade Agreement negotiations conclude

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AFC Trade Bulletin 19 November 2003

  • Australia-US Free Trade Agreement timetable
  • DFAT briefing on audiovisual trade developments at the close of fourth round negotiations
  • Prime Minister John Howard’s background briefing after meeting US President George Bush
  • Trade Minister Mark Vaile on new media: “We will not be undermining our ability to deliver good public policy”
  • Senator Robert Hill: “The government has made its attitude clear on the importance of cultural values and stands by those statements”
  • AFC releases research: “Future Audiovisual Services: Options for Supporting Australian Content”
  • Feature film and TV drama production drops dramatically in Australia in 2002/03
  • US Congress to vote on tax breaks for Hollywood studios
  • ASDA, MEEA, SPAA and AWG call press conference on proposed standstill agreement
  • UNESCO lays framework for international instrument for cultural diversity
  • International Association of Writers’ Guilds resolution in support of cultural diversity in free trade agreements

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AFC Trade Bulletin 22 October 2003

  • Free trade agreement timetable
  • AFC delegation lobbies key politicians and US audiovisual stakeholders in Washington and Los Angeles
  • Trade Minister Vaile: We will not sell out the Australian film and television industry
  • US television now 69% of Australian program imports, audiovisual exports hit 10-year low
  • MEAA rallies support for cultural reservations
  • Increasing levels of US TV raise concern in the bush
  • New AFC commissioned book on trade: America’s Pie: Culture and Trade after 9/11

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AFC Trade Bulletin 28 August 2003

  • Free trade agreement timetable
  • Federal Trade Minister Mark Vaile: cultural questions on notice
  • Indigenous artists support cultural exemptions in FTA
  • Australia Council Chief Executive Jennifer Bott’s Bangarra event speech
  • Federal Minister for the Arts and Sport, Senator the Hon Rod Kemp’s Bangarra event speech
  • Deborah Mailman: Indigenous heritage an important part of our cultural and media industries
  • Tony Maniaty: an increasing number of American ads on Australian television signal the dangers of cultural imports

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AFC Trade Bulletin 5 August 2003

  • Gillian Armstrong and Judi McCrossin give personal accounts of how cultural policy measures ensure Australian content on our screens, and sustain our film and television industries

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AFC Trade Bulletin 14 July 2003

  • The Duel: International Stage a Taut Backdrop for Local Drama
  • Australian Audiovisual Industry Organisations Respond to Former Australian Trade Negotiator Greg Robinson

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AFC Trade Bulletin 17 June 2003

  • Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward in Canberra for Trade Discussions with government

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AFC Trade Bulletin 11 June 2003

  • Sydney Film Festival Forum: Free Trade or Local Culture? Is it a choice?
  • MEAA launch Free To Be Australian campaign

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AFC Trade Bulletin 5 June 2003

    Vaile warns US Trade Negotiators on Culture Protection

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AFC Trade Bulletin 3 June 2003

  • Valenti's cultural standstill confirmed by trade negotiatiors
  • Kim Dalton: "Valenti's words no comfort for Aussie industry"
  • Trade Minister Vaile: "We will ensure our capacity to support Australian culture is not watered down"
  • FTA timeline: "a comprehensive agreement by the end of 2003"

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AFC Trade Bulletin 23 May 2003

  • AFC calls for cultural exemptions in Trade Agreements in Cannes
  • Valenti's 'status quo' could bring Australian audiovisual culture to a standstill
  • Sea change looms: Deborah Parsons and Glenda Hambly on a fragile industry
  • AFC Industry Briefings on Trade Treaties

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