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National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Summary

Amends the: Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 and Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to establish a merit-based appointment process for ABC and SBS non-executive directors for their respective boards; and Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to re-establish the position of staff-elected director to the ABC Board.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30/09/10  
Second reading moved 30/09/10  
Second reading debate 22/11/10  
Second reading agreed to 22/11/10  
Third reading agreed to 23/11/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/10  
Second reading moved 24/11/10  
Second reading debate 20/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 20/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 20/06/12 Amendment details: 2 Opposition and 5 Australian Greens agreed to
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20/06/12  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 21/06/12  
Consideration of Senate message 26/06/12 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 24/07/12 Act no.: 112 of 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7134]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott

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  • Independent [sheet 7132]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Opposition [sheet 7240]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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  • Opposition [sheet 7239]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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  • Opposition [sheet 7108]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (30/09/2010): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (17/11/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )