Kiwi TV lobby loses Oz appeal

SYDNEY – The Federal Court of Australia today upheld an appeal by the Australian Broadcasting Authority against an August court ruling that would have allowed New Zealand TV programs to qualify for the Aussie content quota.

Kiwi film and TV industry lobby group Project Blue Sky said the decision “is by no means the end of the matter” and it is reviewing its options, both legal and political.

Jo Tyndall, exec director of Project Blue Sky, accused members of the Australian industry of “scare-mongering tactics,” including a one-minute “strike” in October by actors and technicians belonging to the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance union. The New Zealanders had argued that Kiwi product should be eligible for the Oz quota in line with the Closer Economic Relations treaty between the two nations.

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