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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Fair and Balanced) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts

Summary

Amends the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to expand the existing statutory duty of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board by including the requirement to be ‘fair’ and ‘balanced’ in relation to the gathering and presentation of news and information by the ABC.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/10/17  
Second reading moved 18/10/17  
     

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 (16/11/2017): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 09/02/2018
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