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ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

The Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations (Senator Collins), by leave and at the request of Senators Birmingham and Cameron, moved—That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 June 2013:

The effectiveness of current regulatory arrangements (under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and the Copyright Act 1968) in dealing with the simultaneous transmission of radio programs using the broadcasting services bands and the Internet (`simulcast'), including:

 (a) the impact of current regulation on stakeholders, including broadcasters, copyright holders, including both publishing and performance rights holders, and the audience; and

 (b) any related matter.

Question put and passed.