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Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2015

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

(Communications)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to ACMA planning powers               3

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                              3

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                3

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                                4

Schedule 2—Digital switchover and re-stack provisions                                 5

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                              5

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                5

Datacasting Charge (Imposition) Act 1998                                                          22

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              22

Schedule 3—Eligible drama program expenditure audits                           28

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              28

Schedule 4—Requirement to review codes of practice                                  29

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              29

Schedule 5—Directorship notifications                                                                    30

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              30

Schedule 6—Captioning                                                                                                    31

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              31

Schedule 7—Media diversity points for commercial radio voices           40

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              40

Schedule 8—Effects of licence area population change                                41

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              41

Schedule 9—References to legislative instruments                                           42

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              42

 



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Act 2014 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2

The later of:

(a) 1 January 2015; and

(b) the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedules 3 to 9

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.