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Inquiry into radio racing services.



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The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia

House of Representatives

Standing Committee on

Communications, Transport

and the Arts

 

Chair

Mr Paul Neville MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Colin Hollis MP

 

Members

Mr Steve Gibbons MP

Mr Gary Hardgrave MP

Hon David Jull MP

Mr Peter Lindsay MP

Mr Stewart McArthur MP

Mr Frank Mossfield AM MP

Mr John Murphy MP

Mr Stuart St Clair MP

 

Inquiry into radio racing services

 

There is to be a major parliamentary inquiry into the radio broadcasting of racing services.

 

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications, Transport and the Arts has been asked by Senator the Hon Richard Alston, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts to inquire into and report on the impact of the decision by ABC Radio to discontinue its coverage of major race meetings on Saturdays and public holidays from the end of June 1998.

 

The committee will inquire into and report on the following terms of reference.

 

·  The extent of, and the value placed on, the coverage of the ABC’s radio racing service.

 

·  The impact of the discontinuation of the service on the community and the industry.

 

·  The current extent of radio racing coverage and gaps in that coverage.

 

·  Future options for the provision of broadcasting services of racing in regional Australia.

 

The committee will call for submissions in the near future and is expected to report before the end of the year.

 

The inquiry will be advertised on 16-17 July. A full press release will be distributed at that time.

 

Inf ormation will also be made available on the committee web site at

http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/cta/index.htm

 

Correspondence and inquiries

Inquiry secretary

House of Representatives

Standing Committee on

Communications, Transport

and the Arts

Parliament House

CANBERRA ACT 2600

Tel 02 6277 2329

Fax 02 6277 2067

email Cta.reps@aph.gov.au

 

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