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Thursday, 14 November 2002
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Senator TROETH (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) (12:56 PM) —The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002 will help to create a viable future for the community TV sector. The new CTV framework will balance the need for CTV licences to raise revenue while ensuring that CTV operates as a not-for-profit service and remains community focused. The bill will provide a regulatory basis for a long-term future for the CTV sector and for the unique programming it provides. I would like to thank the community TV sector for its cooperation in drafting this bill.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.