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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 2, item 4, page 10 (before line 29), before the definition of set of media operations , insert:

separately-controlled newspaper test has the meaning given by section 61FB.

[separately-controlled newspaper test]

(2)     Schedule 2, item 4, page 11 (after line 16), after paragraph (b), insert:

                   (ba)  the person satisfies the separately-controlled newspaper test for the first-mentioned set of media operations; and

[separately-controlled newspaper test]

(3)     Schedule 2, item 4, page 11 (after line 24), at the end of section 61C, add:

Note:          For the separately-controlled newspaper test, see section 61FB.

[separately-controlled newspaper test]

(4)     Schedule 2, item 4, page 14 (before line 17), before section 61G, insert:

61FB   Separately-controlled newspaper test

             (1)  Use the table to work out whether a person satisfies the separately-controlled newspaper test for a set of media operations:

 

Separately-controlled newspaper test

Item

If the set of media operations is...

the separately-controlled newspaper test is satisfied if...

1

a commercial television broadcasting licence and a commercial radio broadcasting licence

the person is not in a position to exercise control of more than one newspaper associated with the licence area of the commercial radio broadcasting licence.

2

a commercial television broadcasting licence and a newspaper

for each commercial radio broadcasting licence area with which that newspaper is associated, the person is not in a position to exercise control of more than one newspaper associated with the commercial radio broadcasting licence area.

3

a commercial radio broadcasting licence and a newspaper

the person is not in a position to exercise control of more than one newspaper associated with the licence area of the commercial radio broadcasting licence.

             (2)  Section 51 does not apply to this section.

Note:          Section 51 is about overlapping licence areas.

[separately-controlled newspaper test]