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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Summary

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: implement a staggered, region-by-region digital switch-over television timetable (to be completed by 31 December 2013); and specify the dates of two statutory reviews.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/09/08  
Second reading moved 24/09/08  
Second reading debate 03/12/08  
Second reading agreed to 03/12/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 03/12/08 Amendment details: 3 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 03/12/08  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04/12/08  
Second reading moved 04/12/08  
Second reading agreed to 04/12/08  
Consideration in detail debate 04/12/08 Amendment details: 7 government amendments agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/12/08  
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 04/12/08
(after midnight)
Details: Senate agreed to House amendments nos 1 and 3, disagreed to amendments nos 2 and 4 to 7 and agreed to an Opposition consequential amendment
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 04/12/08
(after midnight)
Details: House did not insist on its amendments nos 2 and 4 to 7 and agreed to Senate consequential amendment
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 05/12/08  
Assent 18/12/08 Act no.: 158 of 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Opposition [sheet 5701]
MINCHIN, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 5665 revised]
MINCHIN, Sen Nick

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House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet PN307]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of amendments made by House to which Senate has disagreed and schedule of the consequential amendment made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the House of Representatives

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/09/2008): Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee
  • Committee report (25/11/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )