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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (News Media Diversity) Bill 2013

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy


Part of a package of six bills in relation to the media sector, the bill amends the: Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 to enable the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to provide certain information to the Public Interest Media Advocate; and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: provide for a public interest test, administered by the Public Interest Media Advocate, to apply to transactions between registered news media voices of national significance; and establish the Register of News Media Voices to be administered by the ACMA.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/03/13  
Second reading moved 14/03/13  
Second reading debate 19/03/13  
Second reading debate 20/03/13  
Discharged from Notice Paper 21/03/13  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (14/03/2013): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (20/03/2013)
  • Referred to Committee (14/03/2013): House Standing Infrastructure and Communications; Statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (18/03/2013)