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Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Page: 7924


Senator URQUHART (TasmaniaOpposition Whip in the Senate) (15:59): I move:

(1) That the Senate notes that:

(a) the Government announced the Australian and Children's Screen Content Review (the Review) 18 months ago, in May 2017;

(b) public consultation for the Review concluded over a year ago, in September 2017;

(c) the report of the Review was delivered to the Minister for Communications and the Arts almost a year ago, in December 2017;

(d) the Government has not tabled a response to the report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts inquiry into factors contributing to the growth and sustainability of the Australian film and television industry, tabled in December 2017; and

(e) the delay in the release of the report of the Review is hampering public debate on policy options and causing uncertainty for the screen production and interactive games sector in Australia.

(2) That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Communications and the Arts, by no later than 9.30 am on 15 November 2018, the report of the Australian and Children's Screen Content Review.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that general business notice of motion No. 1182 be agreed to.