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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts

Summary

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: abolish the ‘75% audience reach rule’ which prohibits commercial television broadcasting licensees from controlling licences whose combined licence area populations exceed 75 per cent of the population of Australia; abolish the ‘2 out of 3 cross-media control rule’ which prohibits control over more than two out of three regulated media platforms in any one commercial radio licence area; and provide additional local programming obligations for regional commercial television broadcasting licensees.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 01/09/16  
Second reading moved 01/09/16  
Second reading debate 29/11/16  
Second reading debate 30/11/16  
Second reading agreed to 30/11/16  
Consideration in detail debate 30/11/16  
Third reading agreed to 30/11/16  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/12/16  
Second reading moved 01/12/16  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
ROWLAND, Michelle, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (01/09/2016): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (07/11/2016)
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