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Notice given 19 June 2007

3373  Senator Bob Brown: To ask the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts—With reference to the four community television stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth:

(1)  What work has the Government undertaken to allot digital spectrum and ensure conversion to digital for these stations;

(2) What impact has a reliance solely on analogue transmission for these stations had on their community reach and audience share.

(3) Over the past decade, has government assistance to community radio stations increased ahead of the consumer price index; if not, why not.