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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016

 

No.      , 2016

 

(Communications and the Arts)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Abolition of the 75% audience reach rule                                  3

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                3

Schedule 2—Abolition of the 2 out of 3 cross-media control rule             4

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                4

Schedule 3—Local programming requirements for regional commercial television broadcasting licensees                                                                                                                               6

Part 1—New local programming requirements                                                 6

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                6

Part 2—Abolition of old local programming requirements                       16

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              16

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Act 2016.

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.  Schedules 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 3, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 3, Part 2

The day after the end of the period of 6 months beginning on 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.