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Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

Senator Ludlam asked the Minister for Communications, upon notice, on 11/06/2013

To ask the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy-With regard to the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Community Advisory Committee (CAC) established under section 50 of the SBS Act, which is to be appointed by, but independent of, the SBS Board:

(1) Who currently sits on the CAC.

(2) How is the CAC contactable:
(a) by email; and
(b) by post.

(3) Is the SBS Board able to appoint its own members to the CAC.

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Order for production of NBN Co Strategic Review



Order for production of documents

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that -

The Senate orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Communications no later than noon on Monday 9 December 2013 the Strategic Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network conducted by NBN Co and due to be provided to the government on Monday 2 December 2013.

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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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