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Proposed changes to local content requirements for regional radio stations



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Luke Hartsuyker MP

Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Shadow Minister for Youth and Sport Federal Member for Cowper

Media Contact: Greg Pierce 02 66 52 62 33 0408 532 785 Email:greg.pierce@aph.gov.au Canberra: 62 77 4447

14 October, 2011

Proposed changes to local content requirements for regional radio stations

Today the Gillard Government announced it intends to change the local content requirements for regional radio stations.

The Coalition will be looking very carefully at any changes to the licence conditions and local content requirements.

Local content is an important part of regional radio programming and it is vital that regional radio stations can respond to the needs of rural and regional communities.

I have today written to the Communications Minister Senator Conroy, seeking an urgent briefing on this matter.

The Coalition will be closely monitoring any proposed changes to local content requirements to ensure that locally produced content remains a part of the licence conditions of regional radio stations.

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