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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-Siphoning) Bill 2005

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REVISED 1

2004-2005

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-Siphoning) Bill 2005

(1)     Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 20),at the end of the Schedule, add:

3  Paragraph 10(1)(e) of Schedule 2

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  the licensee will not acquire the right to televise, on a subscription television broadcasting service, a commercial television broadcasting service or a national broadcasting service an event that is specified in a notice under subsection 115(1) unless:

                              (i)  a national broadcaster has the right to televise the event on its broadcasting service; or

                             (ii)  the television broadcasting services of commercial television broadcasting licensees who have the right to televise the event cover a total of more than 50% of the Australian population;

                  (eaa)  the licensee will not communicate to the public, or permit to be communicated to the public, on a subscription television broadcasting service an event to which the right to televise has been acquired in breach of subparagraph 10(l)(e)(i);

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(2)     Schedule 1, page 3 (after line 20), at the end of the Schedule, add:

4  After subclause 10(1B)

Insert:

          (1C)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(e), if a related party of a subscription television broadcasting licensee acquires the right to televise an event, the licensee is taken also to have acquired the right. For this purpose, related party of the licensee means:

                     (a)  a person who is in is in a position to exercise control of the licensee; or

                     (b)  a person in respect of whom the licensee is in a position to exercise control; or

                     (c)  a person who is in a position to exercise control of a person mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b); or

                     (d)  a person in respect of whom a person mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) is in a position to exercise control.

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