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Order for production of NBN Co Strategic Review

 

SENATOR LUDLAM

Order for production of documents

I give notice that on the next day of sitting I shall move that -

The Senate orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Communications no later than noon on Monday 9 December 2013 the Strategic Review of the rollout of the National Broadband Network conducted by NBN Co and due to be provided to the government on Monday 2 December 2013.

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Section 313 notices

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications - Senate Estimates - 30 May 2013 

Senator Ludlam asked: How many agencies are actually duly authorised to use notices in this way? Who else can issue these?
Mr Rizvi: The legislation does not specify any particular agency.

Senator LUDLAM: That is true.

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NITV viewers

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications - Senate Budget Estimates - 30 may 2013

Senator LUDLAM asked:

Thank you for coming, Mr Ebeid, and thank you for your answers to the questions that I put on notice about the transition of NITV into SBS, among other things. That looks to me like it has been a very successful transition. What can you tell us about the trends in the number of viewers that NITV has had since being brought into the SBS stable?

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Loss of Radio National's drama department

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications - Budget Estimates - 29 May 2013 

Senator Ludlam asked:

We have discussed RN in the past and the loss of the drama unit and the value of some of Radio National's specialist radio programming, which is also of a very high standard. Could you provide
us with an update as to what has happened with the creative audio unit?

Mr Scott: I saw a reference to it the other day. Let me take that on notice and come back to you on that.

Senator LUDLAM: So you are not sure what has happened to that?

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Use of the ABC Production facility in Perth

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications - Budget Estimates - 29 May 2013 

Senator Ludlam asked: ....I want to ask you about the production facility in Perth. Could you provide us, on notice if you wish, a breakdown on how the ABC Perth production facilities are being used, with particular regard to co-production ventures, the time that it is rented to external entities, the time it is standing empty-I think there are two big stages there-and the time it is being used purely for in-house ABC.

Mr Scott: Yes, we will get that on notice for you.

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