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Part 2: Expense Measures (continued)

Communications and the Arts

Australian Broadcasting Corporation — operational funding

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Australian Broadcasting Corporation 13.5 13.8 14.1

The Government will provide $3.1 billion over three years from 2016‑17 in base operational funding for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Base operational funding for the ABC is determined on a three year rolling basis for the operation of television, radio and online services. Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

The Government will also extend a terminating 2013‑14 Budget measure to support local news and current affairs services, particularly services located outside of capital cities.

Special Broadcasting Service Corporation — operational funding

Expense ($m)
2015‑16 2016‑17 2017‑18 2018‑19 2019‑20
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation 9.7 2.8 2.8

The Government will provide $814.2 million over three years from 2016‑17 in base operational funding for the Special Broadcasting Service Corporation. This funding is determined on a three year rolling basis for the operation of television, radio and online services. Provision for this funding has already been included in the forward estimates.

The Government will also extend a terminating 2013‑14 Budget measure and provide $6.9 million in 2016‑17 to replace revenue that could not be raised due to the delayed passage of legislation.