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Tuesday, 17 November 1964

Consideration of House of Representatives' message.

Clause 4. (1.) In this Act- " gross earnings ", in relation to a commercial television station in respect of a period, means the gross earnings of the licensee of the station during that period in respect of the televising from the station advertisements or other matter, including the gross earnings of the licensee during that period in respect of the provision by him of, or otherwise in respect of, matter televised from the station, not being earnings from the production and recording on photographic film, or the recording on photographic film, or matter consisting wholly of an advertisement;

Senate's request -

In the definition of " gross earnings ", after advertisement add " , provided that if the licensee satisfies the Minister that any such earnings have been received in connection with the televising of, or the provision by him of, musical, dramatic or other artistic material wholly produced or originating in Australia, then only one-half of those earnings shall be included in the gross earnings of the station ".







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