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Eli M. Noam and The International Media Concentration Collaboration

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199987238

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.001.0001

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Media Ownership and Concentration in Australia

Media Ownership and Concentration in Australia

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(p.703) 23 Media Ownership and Concentration in Australia
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Who Owns the World's Media?
Author(s):

Franco Papandrea

Rodney Tiffen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987238.003.0023

This chapter begins the section on countries in Asia and the Pacific. It examines media ownership and concentration in Australia. Following an overview of the Australian media landscape, the remainder of the chapter focuses on print media (newspapers, book publishing, magazine publishing), audiovisual media (radio, broadcast television, multichannel TV platforms, film), telecommunications media (wireline and wireless telecom), and Internet media (Internet Service Providers, search engines). Australian media ownership has been dominated by media families such as the Murdochs and the Packers. The mixture of concentrated ownership and powerful personalities means that media policy has been a contentious issue. In telecom, too, there have been contentious battles over policy between the government and the major network operator Telstra.

Keywords:   Australian media market, media industry, media groups, print media, Murdoch, Packer, telecommunications, Internet, media policy, Telstra

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