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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Summary

Introduced with the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006, the bill amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: remove media-specific restrictions on foreign ownership and control; permit cross-media mergers in radio licence areas where sufficient diversity of media groups remains following the merger; require media outlets to disclose cross-media relationships when reporting on cross-held entities; and require minimum levels of local content by commercial television and radio licensees in regional markets.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/09/06  
Second reading moved 14/09/06  
Second reading debate 10/10/06  
Second reading agreed to 11/10/06  
Committee of the Whole debate 12/10/06 Amendment details: 55 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 12/10/06  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16/10/06  
Second reading moved 16/10/06  
Second reading agreed to 18/10/06  
Third reading agreed to 18/10/06  
     
Assent 04/11/06 Act no.: 129 of 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet QS393

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet QS387

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet QS395

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet PZ249

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet PZ245

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet QS391

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to sheet QS396

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • [sheet 5073]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby

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  • [sheet 5093]
JOYCE, Sen Barnaby

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5084 revised]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5075 revised]
MURRAY, Andrew

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 5086]
BROWN, Sen Bob

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  • Government [sheet PZ245]

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  • Government [sheet QS396]

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  • Government [sheet QS393]

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  • Government [sheet QS387]

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  • Government [sheet PZ249]

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  • Government [sheet QS395]

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  • Government [sheet QS391]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5065]
CONROY, Sen Stephen

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House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
SMITH, Stephen, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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