Read or heard about media regulation proposal

Mar 25, 2013

Q. The Federal Government has proposed new legislation to regulate the media – including  appointing an advocate to oversee the current self-regulatory bodies such as the Press Council and with the power to prevent media mergers not considered to be in the public interest. How much have you read or heard about the Government’s plans to introduce new regulation of the media?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

A lot

12%

12%

14%

8%

Some

22%

22%

26%

22%

A little

31%

29%

31%

42%

Nothing

29%

30%

24%

28%

Don’t know

6%

7%

5%

1%

60% said they had heard little or nothing about the Federal Government’s proposed legislation to regulate the media. Only 12% said they had read or heard a lot and 22% said they had read/heard some.

Those most likely to have read/heard a lot/some were men (45%), Liberal/National voters (40%) and aged 55+ (50%).