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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend) Bill 2013


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

Summary

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: provide that a designated datacasting service is a datacasting service provided by a commercial television broadcasting licensee, a commercial radio broadcasting licensee or a national broadcaster, or is of a kind specified by the minister; and generally require that providers of designated datacasting services hold datacasting licences; Radiocommunications Act 1992 to require the minister to direct the Australian Communications and Media Authority to review and report on the provision of spectrum for low interference potential device class licenses and provide a transition pathway for such licences by 30 July 2013; and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Radiocommunications Act 1992 to make consequential amendments.

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 13/02/13  
Second reading moved 13/02/13  
Second reading debate 18/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 18/03/13  
Consideration in detail debate 18/03/13 Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 18/03/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/13  
Second reading moved 20/03/13  
Second reading debate 16/05/13  
Second reading agreed to 16/05/13  
Third reading agreed to 16/05/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 16/05/13  
Assent 28/05/13 Act no.: 51 of 2013
     

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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  • Revised 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 (13/03/2013): House Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications; Committee report (18/03/2013)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )