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Wednesday, 18 October 2006
Page: 39

Consideration resumed from 16 October.

Senate’s amendments—

(1)    Schedule 1, item 48, page 25 (line 10), after “136E”, insert “or subclause 49(3) of Schedule 6”.

(2)    Schedule 1, item 48, page 25 (line 15), after “136E”, insert “or subclause 49(3) of Schedule6”.

(3)    Schedule 1, item 50, page 32 (line 5), at the end of paragraph 215(1)(b), add “or”.

(4)    Schedule 1, item 50, page 32 (after line 5), after paragraph 215(1)(b), insert:

              (c)    Part 8 of Schedule 6;

(5)    Schedule 1, item 50, page 32 (line 25), at the end of paragraph 215(5)(b), add “or”.

(6)    Schedule 1, item 50, page 32 (after line 25), after paragraph 215(5)(b), insert:

              (c)    Part 8 of Schedule 6;

(7)    Schedule 1, page 32 (after line 31), after item 50, insert:

50A  After paragraph 9(1)(a) of Schedule 6

Insert:

            (aa)    a breach of a civil penalty provision occurring; or

50B  At the end of subclause 9(2) of Schedule 6

Add:

     ; and (f)    whether a civil penalty order has been made against:

                    (i)    the first-mentioned person; or

                   (ii)    a person referred to in paragraph (c) or (d).

50C  At the end of clause 49 of Schedule 6 (before the notes)

Add:

         (3)    A person must not provide a datacasting service if the person does not have a datacasting licence to provide that service.

         (4)    Subclause (3) is a civil penalty provision.

         (5)    A person who contravenes subclause (3) commits a separate contravention of that subclause in respect of each day (including a day of the making of a relevant civil penalty order or any subsequent day) during which the contravention continues.

50D  Clause 50 of Schedule 6

Repeal the clause, substitute:

50   Remedial directions—unlicensed datacasting services

         (1)    If the ACMA is satisfied that a person has breached, or is breaching, subclause 49(3), the ACMA may, by written notice given to the person, direct the person to take action directed towards ensuring that the person does not breach that subclause, or is unlikely to breach that subclause, in the future.

                    (i)    the first-mentioned person; or

                   (ii)    a person referred to in paragraph (c) or (d).

Note 1:  For exemptions for broadcasters, see clause 51.

Note 2:  For exemptions for designated teletext services, see clause 51A.

Offence

Penalty:     20,000 penalty units.

Civil penalty

Definition

engage in conduct means: