In the 2017 budget there was a
small entry there giving a gift/donation/payment/grant of $30m to Foxtel (yep…Rupert’s
private TV company). The reason given was that it is to be used to promote
Both the government and Foxtel struggled to explain the grant or how it would be used. And, of course, the ABC were less than happy given the recent cuts to the public broadcaster.
The politics behind it – https://www.afr.com/rear-window/the-realpolitik-behind-the-governments-30-million-foxtel-payment-20170724-gxha7p
Show me the money – https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/foxtel-yet-to-reveal-spend-details-over-governments-30-million-handout-20180212-h0vyh3.html
Possible explanation – https://tvblackbox.com.au/page/2017/8/8/finally-an-explanation-for-that-30-million-fox-sports-grant