The response to our call for Federal action to support non-profit journalism
The Public Interest Journalism Foundation recently called on the Federal Government to introduce tax deductibility for philanthropic and other donations to non-profit media groups that produce quality journalism in the public interest.
Below is a summary of the media coverage and the response from Communications Minister Stephen Conroy.
• Make public journalism tax deductible, foundation says
• Tax breaks to boost reporting diversity
• Federal Government Urged to Act on Crisis Facing Journalism
• The case to make donations to non-profit media tax deductible
• Quality media backers deserve a break
• AUSTRALIA: Federal government urged to act on crisis facing journalism
• Federal Government Urged To Act On Not For Profit Media
• Federal Government Urged to Act on Not For Profit Media
• Bill Birnbauer also was interviewed by Rafael Epstein on ABC Melbourne 774,
Senator Conroy’s response
The foundation received a letter, dated 6 Aug, from Senator Conroy in which he noted our support for tax deductibility for non-profit, public interest journalism and for ARC funding for innovation in digital journalism. He also noted that the Government would be responding to the Convergence Review and the Independent Inquiry into Media and Media Regulation.
The foundation will continue to advocate for measures to help support innovation in public interest journalism.