Australia - Multimedia - Government Initiatives

Synopsis

There have been a number of major government initiatives since late 1993. AME started off as a wholly-owned Government company, reporting to the Department of Communications and the Arts. In the original plan the AME would make available $60 million over 3 years to selected multimedia development projects. It was sold in 1998 to Allen & Buckeridge who took over the on-going projects.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview of initiatives
  • 2. Creative Nation initiative
  • 3. The Australian Multimedia Enterprise (AME)
  • 4. Australian Film TV and Radio School (AFTRS)
  • 5. Assistance to foster film agencies’ move into multimedia
  • 6. Cooperative Multimedia Centres (CMCs)
  • 7. Australia’s Cultural Network (ACN)
  • 8. Broadband Production Initiative
  • Table 1 – Creative Nation project funding
  • Table 2 – Major AME projects
  • Exhibit 1 – CMCs by State
  • Exhibit 2 – Who are the CMC consortia members?

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Last updated 18 Jul 2002
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