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Communications Legislation Amendment (Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts

Summary

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: enable the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to make a grant of financial assistance to a publisher of a newspaper, magazine or other periodical, or a content service provider; provide that the ACMA may only make a grant of financial assistance in the three financial years commencing on 1 July 2018, with the total amount of financial assistance not exceeding $50 100 000; require the ACMA to enter into an agreement with the recipient setting out the terms and conditions of the grant; enable the minister to establish an advisory committee to advise the ACMA in relation to the exercise of its powers to make grants of financial assistance; and provide for annual reporting requirements.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06/12/17  
Second reading moved 06/12/17  
Second reading debate 09/05/18  
Second reading agreed to 09/05/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 09/05/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 10/05/18  
Third reading agreed to 10/05/18  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10/05/18  
Second reading moved 29/05/18  
Second reading debate 29/05/18  
Second reading debate 30/05/18  
Second reading agreed to 30/05/18  
Third reading agreed to 30/05/18  
     
Finally passed both Houses 30/05/18  
Assent 19/06/18 Act no: 43 - Year: 2018
     

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

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8434 revised]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8435]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8432]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 8373 revised]
HANSON-YOUNG, Sen Sarah

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes