This Discussion Paper Summary provides an overview of the policy framework and the proposals and questions contained in the full Discussion Paper—available online. The full Discussion Paper sets out in detail the issues raised by the Terms of Reference, the research behind the proposals and questions, a thorough analysis and discussion of stakeholder views and the ALRC’s views to date.

This document is designed specifically with stakeholders in mind. It provides the essential minimum for easy access to the ALRC’s thinking at this stage in the Inquiry.

This Summary begins with a discussion of the need for fundamental reform, the context of media convergence, and the guiding principles for reform. This is followed by an outline of the Discussion Paper—its 14 chapters divided in three parts—including the proposals and questions for response.