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Television Broadcasting Services (Digital Conversion) Bill 1998

 

 

 

 

Television Broadcasting Services (Digital Conversion) Act 1998

 

No. 99, 1998

 

 

 

 

   

   



 

 

 

 

Television Broadcasting Services (Digital Conversion) Act 1998

 

No. 99, 1998

 

 

 

 

An Act relating to digital television broadcasting, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Schedule(s).........................................................................................

4............ Industry action agenda.......................................................................

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992             

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992        

 



Television Broadcasting Services (Digital Conversion) Act 1998

No. 99, 1998

 

 

 

An Act relating to digital television broadcasting, and for other purposes

[ Assented to 27 July 1998 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Television Broadcasting Services (Digital Conversion) Act 1998 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Schedule(s )

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

4   Industry action agenda

             (1)  Not later than 6 months after the commencement of this Act, the Minister for Communications, the Information Economy and the Arts, in consultation with the Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism, must cause to be prepared an industry action agenda to assist the development of the Australian broadcasting electronics industry.

             (2)  An agenda prepared under subsection (1) must be directed towards ensuring the achievement of the following policy objectives:

                     (a)  the objective that the Australian broadcasting electronics industry be efficient, competitive and responsive to the needs of the Australian community;

                     (b)  the objective of encouraging investment in innovation and value-adding activities in the broadcasting electronics industry;

                     (c)  the objective of providing effective support for Australian exporters of broadcasting electronics technology in gaining access to markets;

                     (d)  the objective of encouraging technology transfers throughout the broadcasting electronics industry;

                     (e)  the objective of establishing links between educational institutions and the broadcasting electronics industry to improve the skills base for the industry;

                      (f)  the objective of promoting strategic commercial relationships between the Australian broadcasting electronics industry and international telecommunications industries.

             (3)  An agenda prepared under subsection (1) is a disallowable instrument.