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Tuesday, 28 August 1973
Page: 423

Mr LYNCH (Flinders) - This Bill amends the Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Act by seeking to extend the jurisdiction of section 15. That section provides that no action or proceedings, civil or criminal, shall lie against any person for broadcasting or rebroadcasting any portion of the proceedings of either House of Parliament. The effect of this Bill is to extend the protection of section 15 to the territories not forming part of Australia. The extension of this protection meets a situation which is not at this time covered by Australian legislation. The Bill also incorporates some minor amendments which relate to various dates and titles which the Government indicated would have been included in a proposed statute law revision Bill but which have been included in this BDI for reasons of expediency. The Opposition supports the Bill.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

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