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Labor announces funding for First Nations Media

hfriedlander, 3rd May 2019

Stephen Jones MP and Labor have announced they will invest $7 million to improve connectivity in remote Indigenous communities, aimed to improve access to telehealth, education and tourism opportunities.

The investment is part of Labor’s broader $245 million investment to improve regional connectivity, and includes $2m to support First Nations Media with upgrades to broadcasting, transmission and digital networking equipment. 

First Nations Media plays a vital role in ensuring access to locally relevant information services, supports health and wellbeing, provides meaningful employment and skills, strengthens cultural identity and support social and economic development. The CBAA welcomes this investment in the future of First Nations Media.

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