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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002

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2002-2003

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 37 (after line 8), after item 8, insert:

8AA  At the end of the Bill

Add:

219  Public Broadcasters

             (1)  The Minister must, by 1 July 2005, ensure that each of the five radio networks provided by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation are transmitted to population centres with a population of more than 10,000 where spectrum is available.

             (2)  The Parliament shall appropriate funds for this purpose.

220  Review of Regional Broadcasting

                   The Authority shall, by July 1 2005, conduct a review of the provision of local news and information provided by radio stations in non-metropolitan areas to determine appropriate changes to licence conditions to  ensure that the provision of local news and information to promote object 3(1)(g).

[public radio coverage and review etc]

[Amendments to Senator Lees’ amendment on Sheet QS220]

(2)     Amendment (6), page 3, subsection 61FA(3), table item 1, after “media operations” add the words “(other than a group composed of 2 or more commercial radio broadcasting licences”).

[media operations]

(3)     Amendment (6), page 3, subsection 61FA(3), table item 2, delete “1 point”, insert “0 points”.

[commercial broadcasting licences]