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Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Natural Program Breaks and Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2012

 

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Natural Program Breaks and Disruptive Advertising) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Senator Ludlam)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

4............ Objects................................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments commencing 1 January 2013                               3

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                   3

Schedule 2—Amendments commencing 1 January 2014                               4

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                   4

Schedule 3—Amendments commencing 1 January 2016                               5

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                   5

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Special Broadcasting Service Amendment (Natural Program Breaks and Disruptive Advertising) Act 2012 .

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

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 4 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

1 January 2013.

1 January 2013

3.  Schedule 2

1 January 2014.

1 January 2014

4.  Schedule 3

1 January 2016.

1 January 2016

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   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act 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.

4   Objects

                   The objects of this Act are to:

                     (a)  define natural program break in consideration of the examples given to the Parliament in 1991; and

                     (b)  wind down the number of in-program breaks while providing an option for the SBS to replace in-program advertising with intra-program advertising, while having regard to the financial position of SBS; and

                     (c)  in the longer term, limit in-program breaks to live or delayed broadcasts of sports events on SBS television.