The Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications will investigate the issue, with a report scheduled to be completed by 31 March 2021.
The committee is interested in hearing from a variety of people with views on the topic, including in the areas of:
- the current state of public interest journalism in Australia and any barriers to Australian voters' ability to access reliable, accurate and independent news;
- the impact of online global platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter on the media industry and sharing of news in Australia;
- the state of local, regional and rural media outlets in Australia.
Those interested in contributing a submission to this committee inquiry can find out more on the inquiry homepage.