Australian Government, 2010‑11 Budget

Part 1: Revenue Measures (Continued)

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Rebate for broadcasting licence fees

Revenue ($m)
2009‑10 2010‑11 2011‑12 2012‑13 2013‑14
Australian Taxation Office - 7.0 20.0 9.0 -2.0
Australian Communications and Media Authority - -47.5 -121.5 -74.5 -
Total - -40.5 -101.5 -65.5 -2.0

The Government will provide broadcasters with a licence fee rebate of 33 per cent in 2010 and 50 per cent in 2011. This measure has an estimated cost to revenue of $209.5 million.

The rebate will assist commercial broadcasters to continue to produce and screen Australian content. The assistance recognises the costs currently being incurred by commercial broadcasters in the switch to digital television.

Further information can be found in the press release of 7 February 2010 issued by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

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