29 April, 2022
Submissions to the ‘Streaming Services Reporting and Investment Scheme’ Discussion Paper were due on 24 April 2022. Many of the issues that the AWG has raised in its submission have been addressed at length in our past submissions including, most recently, to the ‘Modernising television regulation in Australia – Media Reform Green Paper’ [https://awg.com.au/files/documents/210521%20AWG%20Green%20Paper%20Submission.pdf].
The Australian screen industry has waited years for firm Government action on the issue of streamer regulation and the scheme proposed in the Discussion Paper is feeble and disappointing. It is insufficient to lay the foundation for the robust, sustainable and internationally-competitive screen industry that the Government claims to support. The excessive amount of time that has been spent developing this framework has only exacerbated this problem. The policy conversation regarding these issues has been in train for a decade and the need for meaningful regulatory action has been clear for many years.
We call on the Government to consider the following positions:
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