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National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

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2008-2009-2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2009

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2, table items 3 to 5, omit the table items.

[ABC staff-elected director]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 12, page 5 (lines 8 to 15), omit subsection (5A), substitute:

          (5A)  The following persons are not eligible for appointment as a Director referred to in paragraph (1)(b) or (c):

                     (a)  a member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth, or a former member where it has been less than 18 months since the person left office;

                     (b)  a member of the Parliament of a State, of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory or of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, or a former member where it has been less than 18 months since the person left office;

                     (c)  a person who is a senior political staff member, or a former senior political staff member where it has been less than 18 months since the person left the position.

[cooling-off period for ABC directors]



 

(3)     Schedule 1, item 24, page 16 (lines 1 to 10), omit subsection (2A), substitute:

          (5A)  The following persons are not eligible for appointment as a non-executive Director referred to in paragraph 8(aa) or (b):

                     (a)  a member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth, or a former member where it has been less than 18 months since the person left office;

                     (b)  a member of the Parliament of a State, of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory or of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory, or a former member where it has been less than 18 months since the person left office;

                     (c)  a person who is a senior political staff member, or a former senior political staff member where it has been less than 18 months since the person left the position.

[cooling-off period for SBS directors]

(4)     Schedule 2, page 21 (line 1) to page 23 (line 22), omit the Schedule.

[ABC staff-elected director]