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Smart State all over : Opportunities for broadcasting and content creation enterprises in regional Queensland

Cunningham, Stuart D., Rennie, Elinor M., Glover, Stuart, Henkel, Cathy J., Keane, Michael A., Tacchi, Jo A., Hearn, Gregory N., & Doneman, Michael R. (2002) Smart State all over : Opportunities for broadcasting and content creation enterprises in regional Queensland. Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Brisbane.

Abstract

In Australia, broadcasting and communications have been historically a federal responsibility, with the states playing a negligible role in broadcasting, and a minor role in communications policy. But it is apparent, from international developments in the creative industries, that government at other than national levels has in recent years provided significant impetus to this sector. An historic opportunity exists for the Queensland State Government to apply ‘Smart State’ policy orientations and initiatives to jobs and growth, and to promote regional development through community engagement in creative industries, beginning with interventions in broadcasting and building strategic opportunities in content creation more broadly. The immediate context is the withdrawal of news services in North Queensland. This sudden withdrawal highlights the broader and longer-term erosion of ‘localism’ in Australian broadcasting. When this is added to the uncertainties attending federal government policies on digital broadcasting and broadband development, the nation - and particularly regional and rural populations – faces both short-term and longer-term crises in essential and emerging communications amenities.

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ID Code: 4393
Item Type: Report
ISBN: 9781864355963
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Arts and Cultural Policy (160502)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 05 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2011 08:55

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