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A new framework for measuring media diversity in Australia

We are seeking views on how to measure media diversity across the Australian news market.

Closing in 46 days (17 March 2023)
In progress
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    Consulation opens

    18 Jan 2023
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    17 Mar 2023

Key documents

Note: The above consultation paper should be read alongside the ACMA’s December 2020 News in Australia: diversity and localism – News measurement framework paper

The issue

In December 2020, the ACMA released a research paper outlining a potential ‘news measurement framework’ that could help monitor levels of diversity and localism across Australia’s print, radio, TV and online news media landscape.

While initially released as a ‘think piece’, the government has asked us to recommence work on this project. We are now seeking public views on both the construction of the framework and its suitability for use in Australia ahead of the finalisation and potential implementation of the ACMA’s news measurement framework. Stakeholder feedback from this process will also guide any further ACMA measurement activities and decisions around broader implementation.

The outputs of the news measurement framework are intended to contribute to the government’s News Media Assistance Program (News MAP) – providing a robust evidence base to help support policy interventions and inform longer-term considerations on media reform issues, including potential changes to media diversity rules.

Have your say

We welcome any comments from stakeholders on issues relevant to the design or implementation our proposed news measurement framework.

Make a submission

Use the ‘Make a submission’ button at the top of this page to upload your submission.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

Manager, Content and Platform Projects Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112, Law Courts
Melbourne VIC 8010

Consultation enquiries can also be emailed to

Publication of submissions

Read about the ACMA’s policy regarding the publication of submissions.

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