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25    Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

Message no. 189, dated 21 June 2017—A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for other purposes.

Message no. 190, dated 21 June 2017—A Bill for an Act to impose a tax relating to transmitter licences that are associated with commercial broadcasting licences, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia (Senator Canavan) moved—That these bills may proceed without formalities, may be taken together and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

Senator Canavan moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Canavan the debate was adjourned till a later hour.