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Public and community broadcasting “more important than ever” as ABC Inquiry begins

"Public and community broadcasting is more important than ever as the ownership of the private media becomes increasingly concentrated," Australian Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said today as he attended the Inquiry into the ABC.

"Media diversity is vital to the health of our democracy and civil society and in this country media diversity is in retreat.

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UK findings on Murdoch empire strengthen case for reform of ownership concentration rules

The majority finding by a British Parliamentary committee that media kingpin Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run an international company reinforces the need to reform Australia's media ownership laws, the Australian Greens said today.

The Greens communications spokesperson, Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam, said the long-running phone hacking scandal engulfing the Murdoch empire bolstered the Convergence review finding that the concentration of media ownership in Australia is harmful.

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