July 12, 2006

Monopolizing The Message

John Howard bends over even further for Big Media:
The changes will allow greater foreign investment in the media and give companies the opportunity for the first time to own print, radio and TV interests in the one market.
Greater investment, greater choice, more channels, blah blah blah... Bullshit.
Independent Regional Radio Broadcasters, a body which represents 73 commercial radio services in regional areas, had predicted the government's plan would result in a single dominant media company in 47 areas throughout the country.

And the ability of the competition watchdog to stop cross-media mergers had been disputed by both the Productivity Commission and leading law firm Phillips Fox.
The Americanization of Australia continues apace.


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