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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2008


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

Summary

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Radiocommunications Act 1992 to: extend the deadline for commercial broadcasters to commence digital radio services in the mainland state capital cities to 1 July 2009; remove the requirement for digital radio services to commence in Hobart by the extended deadline; and retain the option for community radio stations to take up shares in joint venture companies that own digital radio transmission infrastructure.

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 17/09/08  
Second reading debate 16/10/08  
Second reading agreed to 16/10/08  
Third reading agreed to 16/10/08  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/10/08  
Referred to Main Committee 21/10/08  
Second reading moved 22/10/08  
Second reading agreed to 23/10/08  
Reported from Main Committee 23/10/08  
Third reading agreed to 23/10/08  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 23/10/08  
Assent 31/10/08 Act no.: 114 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/09/2008): Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee
  • Committee report (13/10/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )