Labor this week flagged that if elected it will commission a feasibility study into the relocation of SBS headquarters from Artarmon to Western Sydney.
“Western Sydney is one of Australia’s most diverse and fast-growing areas and SBS is Australia’s most diverse multi platform digital broadcaster,” an ALP statement read.
“But there is an imbalance in infrastructure, skilled jobs and cultural investment in Western Sydney; and the proposed relocation of SBS has been mooted for years.
“The feasibility study will examine the merits of addressing the inequality in Western Sydney by utilising and leveraging the public’s investment in the nation’s multicultural broadcaster, the SBS.”
Labor will provide $20 million for Australian content to SBS and provide $2 million to upgrade systems to provide audio description for blind and low vision Australians.