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Katherine Rich National Broadcasting Spokesperson

20 December 2002

The sound of one hand clapping

The new television industry group to talk about local content continues the three-year Government talk-fest about broadcasting, says National Broadcasting Spokesperson Katherine Rich.

"In three years this government has done nothing for broadcasting but talk, talk, talk.

"They can't legislate for mandatory quotas so any avowed threats of doing so is simply posturing. Imposition of mandatory quotas would contravene our international trade agreements.

"If the government wants more local content, then it has to put its money where its mouth is. Talk is cheap, but it takes money to buy airtime," says Mrs Rich.

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