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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Audio Description) Bill 2019


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon

Summary

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: require national broadcasters, commercial television broadcasting licensees and subscription television licensees to provide a minimum number of hours of television audio description per week; and provide for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to enforce and review the new requirement.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/02/19  
Second reading moved 12/02/19  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01/07/19  
Restored to Notice Paper 04/07/19  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes