This below has been posted on the Facebook page of the Australian Media Oral History Group. (AMOHG). AMOHG is an informal group of film industry practitioners and includes among its membership many who have played and continue to play key roles in the Australian film industry.
AMOHG is seriously concerned that there are proposals recently put forward by the Federal Government which will have a seriously adverse effect on the production of quality documentary films in Australia. These proposals have been tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament and have already drawn criticism from the documentary film-making community. The AMOHG Working Group has now written to key figures in the Government, the Opposition and the cross-bench expressing our concern. What follows is the text of the letter