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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 in relation to the provision of captioning services by commercial, national and subscription television broadcasters by: introducing and increasing captioning targets; requiring the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to develop a captioning standard to determine the quality of captioning services; requiring broadcasters to transmit emergency warnings in the form of text and speech, and captioned where possible; introducing compliance reporting and record keeping requirements; providing for a statutory review by the ACMA; and making compliance with the captioning requirements a licensing condition.

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 30/05/12  
Second reading moved 30/05/12  
Second reading debate 20/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 20/06/12  
Consideration in detail debate 20/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 20/06/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21/06/12  
Second reading moved 21/06/12  
Second reading debate 25/06/12  
Second reading agreed to 25/06/12  
Third reading agreed to 25/06/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25/06/12  
Assent 28/06/12 Act no.: 83 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

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
TURNBULL, Malcolm, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (19/06/2012): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (25/06/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )