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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006

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2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006

 

 

 

AMENDMENT TO GOVERNMENT AMENDMENTS [SHEET QS393]

(1)     Amendment (1), omit subsection 43C(4), substitute:

             (4)  Before 30 June 2007, the Minister must cause to be conducted a review of:

                     (a)  whether:

                              (i)  a declaration should be made under paragraph (3)(b); or

                             (ii)  one or more declarations should be made under subparagraph (3)(c)(i); and

                     (b)  the number or numbers that should be specified in the declaration or declarations concerned; and

                     (c)  in the case of a declaration or declarations under subparagraph (3)(c)(i)—the class or classes that should be specified in the declaration or declarations concerned.

          (4A)  The Minister must cause to be prepared a report of a review under subsection (4).

          (4B)  The Minister must cause copies of a report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the completion of the report.

          (4C)  Before the end of whichever of the following periods ends first:

                     (a)  the period of 15 sitting days of the House of Representatives after the completion of the report;

                     (b)  the period of 15 sitting days of the Senate after the completion of the report;

the Minister must:

                     (c)  either:

                              (i)  make a declaration under paragraph (3)(b); or

                             (ii)  make one or more declarations under subparagraph (3)(c)(i); and

                     (d)  cause a copy of each such declaration to be laid before each House of the Parliament in accordance with section 38 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 .