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Monday, 26 March 2018
Page: 2187

Senator FIFIELD (VictoriaMinister for Communications, Minister for the Arts and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate) (21:26): Just to put the grant to Fox Sports into context, SBS receives in excess of $270-odd million a year. The ABC does a little bit better; it gets in excess of $1 billion a year. Both organisations have really good capacity to further support the broadcast of women's sport and other under-represented sports through the funding that they receive. In terms of SBS's funding, you'd be aware that we fund on a triennium basis, and decisions about funding for the public broadcasters are taken in the context of the budget.