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Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Communications

Summary

Amends the: Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to: increase the restriction of no more than five minutes per hour of advertising to 10 minutes of advertising in any hour of broadcasting on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS); and clarify SBS’s ability to earn revenue through the broadcast of programs containing product placement; and Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 and Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to: provide consistency between the Acts; repeal redundant provisions; and add a reference to digital media services. Also repeals 26 Acts and repeals redundant provisions in four Acts in the Communications portfolio.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/03/15  
Second reading moved 25/03/15  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (26/03/2015): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 29/05/2015
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