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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002 [No. 2]

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2002-2003

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002

 

(Amendments to be moved by Andren)

 

At the end of the Bill, add:

(1)     Schedule 3 - Editorial Separation

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1  After subclause 7(4) of Schedule 2

Add:

             (5)  Each commercial television broadcasting licence is also subject to the condition that the licensee will have, in relation to any other holder of a commercial broadcasting licence in the same licence area:

                     (a)  separate editorial news management;

                     (b)  separate news compilation processes; and

                     (c)  separate news gathering and news interpretation capabilities.

2  After subclause 8(3)(d)(iii) of Schedule 2

Add:

             (4)  Each commercial radio broadcasting licence is also subject to the condition that the licensee will have, in relation to any other holder of a commercial broadcasting licence in the same licence area;

                     (a)  separate editorial news management;

                     (b)  separate news compilation processes; and

                     (c)  separate news gathering and news interpretation capabilities.

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