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May 18, 2022

Editorial: Dear Committee Secretariat

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The federal Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a new inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers (print and digital). 

According to its terms of references, the Committee will consider: ‘The impact of decisions in a number of markets in regional and remote Australia by large publishers such as News Corp and Australian Community Media to suspend publication of print editions; The extent to which there has been entry into these or other markets by new operators, particularly small businesses; The impact of the News Media Bargaining Code for regional and remote newspapers’; and, ‘The degree to which there has been economic recovery in regional and remote markets from the impacts of COVID, and whether this has led to advertising revenue improving’.

As the committee says it ‘is keen to receive the views of the community and stakeholders’, herewith is my humble submission: 

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