Australian Bureau of Statistics
4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2008 (First Edition)
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/05/2008
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The 2002-03 Television, Film and Video Production Survey did not collect data from public broadcasters, however financial data on the activities of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) can be obtained from their Annual Reports.
Whilst Radio and television broadcasting costs are not detailed separately, the ABC 2006-07 Annual Report recorded that income totalled $994.7m and expenses $972.5m. The SBS 2006-07 Annual Report showed that its income totalled $240.5m and its expenses $240.4m.
Information for commercial radio stations is available from the Australian Communications and Media Authority which reported that in 2006-07 274 commercial radio licenses generated revenue of $21.3m (www.acma.gov.au).
According to the ABS survey of Cultural Funding by Government in 2005-06 the Australian Government provided $1,878.4m for cultural activity, 53% ($1,000.6m) of which was for radio and television services - primarily the ABC and SBS.
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