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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Regional Commercial Radio and Other Measures) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

Summary

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: enable regional commercial radio broadcasting licensees to nominate to split exemption periods from local news and information content obligations into two periods, together totalling no more than five weeks; amend the minimum service standard obligations which apply after a trigger event occurs; and permit regional and remote commercial television broadcasting licensees to be deemed to have complied with the multi-channel Australian content quota obligation in certain circumstances; and Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 to enable the Australian Communications and Media Authority to delegate an information-gathering power.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 11/06/20  
Second reading moved 11/06/20  
Second reading debate 16/06/20  
Second reading debate 02/09/20  
Second reading debate 09/11/20  
Second reading agreed to 09/11/20  
Third reading agreed to 09/11/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/11/20  
Second reading moved 10/11/20  
Second reading debate 12/11/20  
Second reading agreed to 12/11/20  
Third reading agreed to 12/11/20  
     
Finally passed both Houses 12/11/20  
Assent 20/11/20 Act no: 100 - Year: 2020
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)