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Public Interest Media Advocate Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Interest Media Advocate Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to the Public Interest Media Advocate, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Simplified outline................................................................................ 2

4............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

5............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 3

Part 2—Public Interest Media Advocate                                                                  4

Division 1—Establishment and functions                                                            4

6............ Public Interest Media Advocate.......................................................... 4

7............ Functions of the PIMA....................................................................... 4

Division 2—Appointment                                                                                            5

8............ Appointment of PIMA........................................................................ 5

9............ Period of appointment......................................................................... 5

10.......... Acting PIMA...................................................................................... 6

Division 3—Terms and conditions                                                                          7

11.......... Remuneration...................................................................................... 7

12.......... Disclosure of interests to the Minister................................................. 7

13.......... Outside employment........................................................................... 7

14.......... Leave of absence................................................................................. 7

15.......... Resignation......................................................................................... 7

16.......... Termination of appointment................................................................ 8

17.......... Other terms and conditions................................................................. 8

Part 3—Miscellaneous                                                                                                          9

18.......... Assistance to the PIMA...................................................................... 9

19.......... PIMA may hold hearings.................................................................... 9

20.......... Disclosure of information by the PIMA........................................... 10

21.......... PIMA not subject to direction by the Minister.................................. 11

22.......... Annual report.................................................................................... 11

23.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 12

 



A Bill for an Act relating to the Public Interest Media Advocate, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: