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Section 313 notices

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications - Senate Estimates - 30 May 2013 

Senator Ludlam asked: How many agencies are actually duly authorised to use notices in this way? Who else can issue these?
Mr Rizvi: The legislation does not specify any particular agency.

Senator LUDLAM: That is true.

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NITV viewers

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications - Senate Budget Estimates - 30 may 2013

Senator LUDLAM asked:

Thank you for coming, Mr Ebeid, and thank you for your answers to the questions that I put on notice about the transition of NITV into SBS, among other things. That looks to me like it has been a very successful transition. What can you tell us about the trends in the number of viewers that NITV has had since being brought into the SBS stable?

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Loss of Radio National's drama department

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications - Budget Estimates - 29 May 2013 

Senator Ludlam asked:

We have discussed RN in the past and the loss of the drama unit and the value of some of Radio National's specialist radio programming, which is also of a very high standard. Could you provide
us with an update as to what has happened with the creative audio unit?

Mr Scott: I saw a reference to it the other day. Let me take that on notice and come back to you on that.

Senator LUDLAM: So you are not sure what has happened to that?

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Use of the ABC Production facility in Perth

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications - Budget Estimates - 29 May 2013 

Senator Ludlam asked: ....I want to ask you about the production facility in Perth. Could you provide us, on notice if you wish, a breakdown on how the ABC Perth production facilities are being used, with particular regard to co-production ventures, the time that it is rented to external entities, the time it is standing empty-I think there are two big stages there-and the time it is being used purely for in-house ABC.

Mr Scott: Yes, we will get that on notice for you.

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Greens act to expose threats to Australians after damning leak of secret trade deal document

14 Nov 2013 | Senator Scott Ludlam & Senator Peter Whish-Wilson

Delivering free trade deals are a top priority for the Abbott government and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) currently being negotiated is the biggest free trade deal in this country's history, impacting all walks of Australian life. The Australian Greens stated it is likely to also turn into this government's biggest headache.

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