Topic / Budget 2012

Budget: Bureau of Meteorology to trial advertising on its website

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BUDGET 2012: Little things tend to be disregarded when we have major projects announced. However, hidden in the budget is that the Bureau of Meteorology will soon have ads on its website for a one-year trial. “The trial will assist the Government to determine the long‑term feasibility of advertising, potential revenue and the level of public acceptance,” budget papers say. “Revenue from the trial will contribute to meet the costs […]

Budget: NBN cancellation would cost nearly $2 billion

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Photo: Kainet/Flickr (Creative Commons) BUDGET 2012: The budget has revealed the cost of cancelling the $36 billion National Broadband Network would see a $1.8 billion black hole –  something that the Coalition needs to accommodate in its budgets if it does go through and scrap the entire project. This stems from an agreement between NBN Co and the Australian Government that sees the government “in the event of a termination […]

SBS gets Budget boost, set to launch new FTA channel for Indigenous Australians

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BUDGET 2012: SBS is about to get $158.1 million over five years in funding – something long overdue after only getting a measly $20 million three years ago – which also includes plans to launch a brand new digital channel for Indigenous Australians, “This represents the most significant funding boost SBS has ever had, and will ensure SBS can continue to provide a unique broadcasting service that includes comprehensive television, […]