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Appropriation Bill (No.1) 1992-93 (Amendment to be proposed by Mr Smith) Proposed expenditure - Department of Transport and Communications $1,316,482,000



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1990-91-92

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

APPROPRIATION BILL (No. 11 1992-93

(Amendment to be proposed bv Mr Smith)

Proposed expenditure - Department of Transport and Communications $1.316.482.000 ~

That the proposed expenditure for the Department of Transport and Communications be reduced by $10.

(as an instruction to the Government to appoint for one year only the balance of board members to the Australian Broadcasting Authority; and to bring forward legislation to implement the development of an open and competitive satellite subscription broadcasting industry in this country which puts consumer interest first:

(a) by issuing all satellite subscription television licences at the same time with no exclusivity period;

(b) by not mandating the technology to be utilised by subscription television licensees;

(c) by requiring a common standard for customer reception equipment for a period of two years;

(d) by requiring an Australian content level of only ten percent.)