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Bill: National Television Act 3300

Details

Submitted by[?]: Conservative Party

Status[?]: passed

Votes: This is an ordinary bill. It requires more yes votes than no votes. This bill will not pass any sooner than the deadline.

Voting deadline: December 3300

Description[?]:

Issue: A national television medium subsidized by the government.

Current: The government subsidises independent non profit making cooperatives for educational and informational purposes; other private non-subsidised TV stations are allowed.

Proposed: The government subsidises a national TV station for educational and informational purposes.

Rationale: A national TV station is invaluable for any modern democracy.

Proposals

Debate

These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:

Date17:39:05, May 07, 2012 CET
FromConservative Party
ToDebating the National Television Act 3300
MessageThe Alorian Labour party will but this bill to vote once a stable government has been formed.

Date18:09:21, May 07, 2012 CET
FromSocialist Republican Party
ToDebating the National Television Act 3300
MessageThe Republicans will support this

Date18:22:55, May 07, 2012 CET
FromAlorian Libertarian Party
ToDebating the National Television Act 3300
MessageThe Libertarian Party is in agreement that this sounds too much like state-controlled propaganda. Can assurances be made that the information contained on this station will be impartial from the views of the Government?

Date18:26:34, May 07, 2012 CET
FromConservative Party
ToDebating the National Television Act 3300
MessageThe National Station would purely be for national information & education held 'at arms length' from the government.

Date18:48:16, May 07, 2012 CET
FromSocialist Republican Party
ToDebating the National Television Act 3300
MessageWe assume this would be more akin to the BBC than Soviet state television

Date18:54:13, May 07, 2012 CET
FromConservative Party
ToDebating the National Television Act 3300
MessageYes, the BBC would be a model. News & Education programmes. Funded by the government but not pushing government policy.

Date19:06:42, May 07, 2012 CET
FromAlorian Libertarian Party
ToDebating the National Television Act 3300
MessageThe BBC still contains elements of bias in its news coverage, so perhaps this isn't a great model to follow.

Date21:29:03, May 07, 2012 CET
FromConservative Party
ToDebating the National Television Act 3300
MessageMr. Speaker, To be fair the BBC hires people from many different political backgrounds and as far as any broadcaster can be is politically neutral and balanced. Especially compared to corporate broadcasters with vested interests on both sides.

Date22:02:47, May 07, 2012 CET
FromAlorian Libertarian Party
ToDebating the National Television Act 3300
MessageThey may hire people from different political backgrounds, but often there is incredible, blatant bias against smaller fringe parties or major independents. If the Government wishes to pursue this Bill, then the BBC should not be the model. That said, the ALP does not agree with state-funded T.V. All it does is adds yet another tax onto the people.

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Voting

Vote Seats
yes
    

Total Seats: 140

no
    

Total Seats: 110

abstain
 

Total Seats: 0


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