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Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Reps


Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: remove certain requirements that related to the initial planning of services in the broadcasting services bands spectrum; remove the requirement for reports made by certain subscription television licensees and channel providers under the New Eligible Drama Expenditure Scheme to be independently audited; remove the requirement for codes of practice to be periodically reviewed; remove the requirement for certain licensees to provide an annual list of their directors and captioning obligations; clarify the calculation of media diversity points in overlapping licence areas; provide for grandfathering arrangements for certain broadcasting licensees; and make technical amendments for references to legislative instruments; Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005, Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Radiocommunications Act 1992 to remove redundant licensing and planning provisions that regulated the digital switchover and restack processes; and Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005, Radiocommunications Act 1992 and Datacasting Charge (Imposition) Act 1998 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/10/14  
Second reading moved 22/10/14  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (30/10/2014): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 09/02/2015
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