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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2007

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2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2007

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 29 (after line 31), after item 52, insert:

52A  After subsection 122(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  A standard under paragraph (2)(a) must include standards for the control of food or beverage advertising, including:

                     (a)  that advertisements for food or for a beverage must not be broadcast during a C period; and

                     (b)  that no advertisement or sponsorship announcement broadcast during a C period must identify or refer to a company, person or organisation whose principal activity is the manufacture, distribution or sale of food or of a beverage—this requirement is in addition to the requirements of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice; and

                     (c)  that no advertisement for food or for a beverage may be broadcast during a C program or P program that is broadcast outside a C period or P period, or in a break immediately before or after any C program or P program; and

                     (d)  that no advertisement or sponsorship announcement broadcast during a C program or P program that is broadcast outside a C period or P period, or in a break immediately before or after such a C program or P program, must identify or refer to a company, person or organisation whose principal activity is the manufacture, distribution or sale of food or of beverages—this requirement is in addition to the requirements of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice.

          (2B)  A standard made in accordance with subsection (2A) may permit the making of community service announcements regarding food and beverages.

Note 1:       For the purposes of subsection 122(2B), an example is where a public health or education organisation makes a community service announcement in relation to food or beverages.

Note 2:       C and P Programs and C and P periods are defined in the Children’s Television Standards (made under subsection 122(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 ).

Note 3:       children is defined in the Children’s Television Standards (made under subsection 122(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 ).

Note 4:       A code of practice is registered by section 123 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 .

[protecting children from junk food]