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Communications Legislation Amendment (Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund) Bill 2017

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8373 revised

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Communications Legislation Amendment (Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund) Bill 2017

 

 

( 1 )     Schedule 1 , item 1 , page 3 (lines 18 and 19) , omit all the words from and including “ The Minister to and including “ ACMA. ”.

[simplified outline]

(2)     Schedule 1 , item 1 , page 4 , omit all the words from and including “ unless to the end of subsection 205ZH ( 2 ), substitute:

                   unless:

                     (a)  the ACMA is satisfied that the person satisfies the criteria specified in section 205ZHA; and

                     (b)  the person is party to an agreement under subsection 205ZJ(2).

[grant criteria]

( 3 )     Schedule 1 , item 1 , page 4 (after line 10) , after section 205ZH , insert:

205ZHA   Grant criteria

                   The following criteria are specified in relation to a person for the purposes of paragraph 205ZH(2)(a):

                     (a)  the person carries on a business that in the financial year commencing on 1 July 2016 had a turnover of between $300,000 and $30 million;

                     (b)  the primary activity of the business is journalism that investigates and explains, from an Australian perspective, public policy and issues of public interest or significance;

                     (c)  the primary activity of the business is carried on by individuals resident in Australia;

                     (d)  each senior manager of the person is resident in Australia;

                     (e)  either or both of the following apply:

                              (i)  the person is a member of the Australian Press Council;

                             (ii)  the person has in place a process for the making and handling of complaints made to the person in relation to the person’s business;

                      (f)  the person has in place a code of conduct, editorial guidelines or other framework directed at the provision of quality journalism;

                     (g)  the person does not receive financial assistance from, and does not carry on its business with regard to the interests of, any of the following:

                              (i)  a political party;

                             (ii)  a trade union;

                            (iii)  a superannuation fund;

                            (iv)  a financial institution;

                             (v)  a non-government organisation;

                            (vi)  a policy lobby group.

[grant criteria]

( 4 )     Schedule 1 , item 1 , page 5 (lines 6 to 26) , section 205ZK to be opposed .

[advisory committee]

( 5 )     Schedule 1 , item 1 , page 6 (line 7) , omit “ grants; and ”, substitute “ grants. ”.

[annual report]

( 6 )     Schedule 1 , item 1 , page 6 (lines 8 and 9) , omit paragraph 205ZL ( d ).

[annual report]