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Thursday, 2 December 2004
Page: 11

Mr McGAURAN (Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs) (9:41 AM) —I move:

That the bill be now read a second time.

The Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Bill 2004, which accompanies the Australian Communications and Media Authority Bill 2004, makes amendments to the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983 to replace existing references in that act to the Australian Communications Authority, or ACA, with references to the Australian Communications and Media Authority, or ACMA.

The bill also contains transitional provisions to provide for the continuing effect of: any existing election notices given to the ACA by a holder of a transmitter licence electing to pay tax on each anniversary of the day the licence came into force; any existing approved forms of the ACA; and determinations made by the ACA under the act prior to the establishment of the Australian Communications and Media Authority. I commend the bill to the House.

Debate (on motion by Mr Bevis) adjourned.