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Schedule 2—Temporary community broadcasting licences

Schedule 2 Temporary community broadcasting licences

   

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1  After subsection 34(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  If a determination made under subsection (1) determines that a part or parts of the radiofrequency spectrum concerned is or are available for allocation to temporary broadcasting licensees for a period, the ACMA may also specify, in the determination, the maximum number of temporary community broadcasting licences that may be allocated to part or parts of the spectrum for the period.

2  Subsection 92E(2)

Omit “is not to have”, substitute “may also have”.

3  After paragraph 92E(2)(b)

Insert:

                   (ba)  the extent to which the proposed service would provide material of local significance (within the meaning of subsection 84(3)); and

4  Section 92F

Before “The”, insert “(1)”.

5  At the end of section 92F

Add:

             (2)  If the ACMA specifies in the determination a maximum number of temporary community broadcasting licences for the purposes of subsection 34(2A), the ACMA is not to allocate a temporary community broadcasting licence if that number would be exceeded.

6  Paragraph 92G(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  determine a period:

                              (i)  starting on a day determined by the ACMA; and

                             (ii)  ending not later than 12 months after that day;

as the licence period.

7  Application provisions

(1)       The amendment of section 92E of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 made by this Schedule applies in relation to applications made on or after the commencement of this item.

(2)       The amendments of sections 92F and 92G of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 made by this Schedule apply in relation to licences allocated on or after the commencement of this item, if the application for the licence was made on or after that commencement.

(110/22)