Government pledges support for local newspapers
The Federal Government will support local news and local journalism jobs, according to Member for Robertson Dr Gordon Reid.
The government had allocated $10 million for regional newspaper publishers, and $5 million for independent suburban, First Nations and multicultural newspaper publishers.
"This is part of a $29 million local news and community broadcasting transition package to help regional, local and community media providers," he said.
"Newspapers are an important part of our community, with so many relying on them to stay informed and connected."
He said the funding program was in response to newsprint price increases, which threatened local newspapers and journalism jobs across Australia, including in the Robertson electorate.
Under the demand-driven program, all eligible applicants would receive a grant based on their proportion of print costs, he said.
Media release, 16 Aug 2022
Gordon Reid, Member for Robertson