But the Greens have said they would support them if the government agrees to amendments that limit the number of press councils and tighten the public interest test for media mergers.
That’s despite Senator Conroy saying last week they would not agree to changes.
“I won’t be supporting any of the six bills and I’ve informed the Prime Minister of that today, both verbally and in writing,” Oakeshott told ABC’s 7:30.
“There’s enormous dissent not only from proprietors which is the least of the worry, but from key regulators and also from content providers.
“For the first time in a long time the majority of writers, producers, directors, actors are all saying there’s issues in there for them as well.”
Independent Tony Windsor also indicated he did not support the package in its current form.
“I don’t think the numbers are there for a great portion of this to get through,” he said of the six bills on ABC TV.
Greens leader Christine Milne said it was clear this would be the last chance for change because the coalition was “riding high in the polls and have no intention of moving on media reform”.
Senator Conroy is refusing to budge on the reform, saying the bills will be scrapped if they are not accepted in their current form.
But Julia Gillard has indicated she is open to “sensible suggestions” to amend the plans. Finding room to move may be engulfed by bigger problems as support for her leadership frays.
Yesterday media bosses from television and print almost unanimously told the Joint Senate Committee they did not support the government’s current plans.