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Wednesday, 11 August 2004
Page: 26248


Senator HILL (Minister for Defence) (11:09 PM) —That is not the process that was adopted earlier tonight when there was a request to change the order. But if there is a different process to be adopted now, well and good. I am happy to move the government amendments that are on the sheet. We have had time made available to get on with the passage of these bills.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Ferguson)—As I said, I am in the hands of the committee.


Senator HILL —by leave—I move government amendments (1) and (2) on sheet QS266 together:

(1) Clause 2, page 4 (at the end of the table), add:

21. Schedule 10

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

(2) Page 163 (after line 27), at the end of the Bill, add:

Schedule 10Broadcasting amendments

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

193 At the end of section 122

Add:

(5) The ABA must ensure that, at all times after the commencement of this subsection, there is in force under subsection (1) a standard that is, or has the same effect as, the standard in section 9 of the Broadcasting Services (Australian Content) Standard 1999 as in force on 4 August 2004.

Note: Section 9 of the Broadcasting Services (Australian Content) Standard 1999 deals with quotas for Australian television programs.

(6) The ABA must ensure that, at all times after the commencement of this subsection, there is in force under subsection (1) a standard that is, or has the same effect as, the standard in section 5 of Television Program Standard 23—Australian Content in Advertising as in force on 4 August 2004.

Note: Section 5 of Television Program Standard 23—Australian Content in Advertising deals with quotas for Australian television advertisements.

I table a supplementary explanatory memorandum relating to the government amendments to be moved to this bill. The memorandum was circulated in the chamber on 10 August 2004.