No paper trail for Coalition’s $30m handout to Foxtel

May 2017

Foxtel was assigned $30 million in taxpayer’s money over four years in the 2017 federal budget in order to boost “under represented sports” on subscription television.

It was noted, however, that the Seven Network did not receive any government support to broadcast the inaugural season of the AFL Women’s League.

The ABC revealed that a Freedom of Information request into how Foxtel was chosen for government funding was rejected on the basis that a paper trail between the Department of Communications and the pay TV network did not exist.

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