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Television Licence Fees Amendment Bill 2013


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
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 Television Licence Fees Act 1964 to: reduce by 50 per cent the annual licence fee payable by commercial television broadcasting licensees, to a maximum of 4.5 per cent of gross earnings; and make consequential and technical 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 14/03/13  
Second reading moved 14/03/13  
Second reading debate 19/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 19/03/13  
Third reading agreed to 19/03/13  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/13  
Second reading moved 20/03/13  
Second reading debate 20/03/13  
Second reading agreed to 20/03/13  
Third reading agreed to 20/03/13  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 20/03/13  
Assent 28/03/13 Act no.: 25 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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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)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )