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Thursday, 26 May 1983
Page: 1068

Consideration of Senate's amendments.

Senate amendments-

No. 1-Page 7, clause 11, sub-clause (3), lines 12 to 15, leave out the sub- clause, insert the following sub-clause:

'(3) The functions of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Advisory Council are-

(a) either on its own initiative or at the request of the Board, to furnish advice to the Board on matters relating to broadcasting programs and television programs of the corporation; and

(b) either on its own initiative or at the request of the Managing Director, to make recommendations to the Managing Director in accordance with sub-section 82 (3).'.

No. 2-Page 7, clause 11, sub-clause (4), lines 16 to 21, leave out the sub- clause, insert the following sub-clause:

'(4) The functions of an Advisory Council established under sub-section (2) are -

(a) in the case of an Advisory Council established in relation to a State, Territory or region-either on its own initiative or at the request of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Advisory Council, to furnish advice to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Advisory Council on matters relating to broadcasting programs and television programs of the Corporation in that State, Territory of region, as the case may be; and

(b) in the case of an Advisory Council established in relation to a State or Territory-either on its own initiative or at the request of the Managing Director, to make recommendations to the Managing Director with respect to the appointment of Community Affairs Officers in relation to that State or Territory .'.

No. 3-Page 16, clause 27, before sub-clause (1), insert the following new sub- clause:

'(1A) The Corporation shall develop and maintain an independent service for the broadcasting and televising of news and information by the Corporation pursuant to this section.'

No. 4-Page 52, clause 82, sub-clause (3), lines 1 to 8, leave out the sub- clause, insert the following sub-clause:

'(3) The Managing Director shall-

(a) on the recommendation of-

(i) the Advisory Council established in relation to the State or Territory concerned; or

(ii) if no such Advisory Council has been established-the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Advisory Council,

appoint, in each State, in the Northern Territory and in the Australian Capital Territory, a person or persons, to be known as Community Affairs Officers, to consider complaints mentioned in sub-section (1); and

(b) on the recommendation of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Advisory Council, appoint an officer of the Corporation, to be known as the Principal Community Affairs Officer, whose duties will consist of or include the co- ordination of the activities of the Community Affairs Officers.'.