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News Media (Self-regulation) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy


Part of a package of six bills in relation to the media sector, the bill amends the Privacy Act 1988 to provide that a news media organisation must be a member of the news media self-regulation body to qualify for the journalism exemption which relates to the obtaining, keeping and disclosing of personal information.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/03/13  
Second reading moved 14/03/13  
Discharged from Notice Paper 21/03/13  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • 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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