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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (News Media Diversity) Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Portfolio
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Summary

Part of a package of six bills in relation to the media sector, the bill amends the: Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 to enable the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to provide certain information to the Public Interest Media Advocate; and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: provide for a public interest test, administered by the Public Interest Media Advocate, to apply to transactions between registered news media voices of national significance; and establish the Register of News Media Voices to be administered by the ACMA.

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 14/03/13  
Second reading moved 14/03/13  
Second reading debate 19/03/13  
Second reading debate 20/03/13  
Discharged from Notice Paper 21/03/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (14/03/2013): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (20/03/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (14/03/2013): House Standing Infrastructure and Communications; Statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (18/03/2013)
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