The government has no will to restrict media ownership

The government has no will to restrict media ownership
Alex White

There are no constitutional barriers to restricting media ownership. The coalition simply doesn’t want to

A number of years ago, I was invited to speak at a competition law conference in Dublin organised by Competition, a specialist journal. In my address I dealt with the issue of media ownership in a democracy.

One of the points I made at the time was that a media ownership bill, which was then promised, could and should establish statutory guideline limits to prevent excessive concentration of the ownership of our media. I also...

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