Submission – SBS Review

11 December 2008

To: The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Sent by email to: abcsbsreview@dbcde.gov.au

submission THE ABC SBS REVIEW

A chronology of events: Public to Commercial

Since advertising was first allowed on the SBS in the early nineteen nineties, there has been a steady drift away from the original multicultural mandate of the SBS.

This was identified by Dr Chris Lawe Davies in a study of SBS output between 1975 and 1995 which found:

β€œAn overview of the market and advertising research reports carried out for SBS between 1993 and 1994 confirms

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One Minute Survey Results

Save Our SBS conducted an online one minute multiple choice question survey about SBS. In addition to the nine multiple choice questions, we also asked for each persons post-code and provided an open ended comments box, for those who wanted to express concerns beyond the questions asked.

The One Minute Survey commenced in October 2008 and is now closed.

The results of the survey are below.

The total number of people who participated in the survey was: 1733 participants.

1) In the past six months, how often did

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