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Monday, 23 November 2015
Page: 8635


Senator McEWEN (South AustraliaOpposition Whip in the Senate) (15:54): Prior to moving general business notice of motion No. 915 standing in my name, I seek leave to add the names of Senators Ludlam and Muir to the motion.

Leave granted.

Senator McEWEN: I, and also on behalf of Senators Ludlam and Muir, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that regional and community:

(i) newspapers service 36 per cent, or over 8 million, Australians who do not live in a capital city,

(ii) newspaper media continue to be a trusted source of local information in country communities, and

(iii) media is frequently overlooked for Federal Government advertising campaigns;

(b) calls on the Government to ensure that federal media advertising campaigns extend to regional Australia; and

(c) calls on the Government to ensure that regional and community media receive its fair share of campaign advertising from the Federal Government.

Question agreed to.