Media control and diversity
Media control and diversity is regulated by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (the BSA) through limits placed on the control of commercial television and radio broadcasting licences and associated newspapers.
The objective is to encourage diversity in control of the more influential broadcasting services.
The rules regulate the concentration of control within broadcasting licence areas and across different media. They are categorised as:
The ACMA is responsible for monitoring and enforcing these rules.
The ACMA maintains publicly available information on control of the media to assist industry participants and the public, including the Media Control Database.
Last updated: 30 January 2019