27 Aug 2015

Media content regulations up for review

4:18 pm on 27 August 2015

The rules that govern media content are up for review to make sure they are fit for purpose.

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Minister for Communications and Broadcasting Amy Adams has released a discussion document looking at whether policy and regulatory frameworks are suitable in the current media landscape.

The rules cover areas such as the classification of content, advertising restrictions, and election programmes.

Ms Adams said at present, the rules were not consistently applied.

"One set of rules apply if you're watching it on TV, and a totally different set of rules apply if you're watching exactly the same thing at exactly the same time online," she said.

"So I'm more interested in making it consistent: which way it goes,whether they all have the same rules or no one does, is what we have to discuss."

Submissions for the review close on 16 October.