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Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts

Summary

Amends the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to: amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Charter to require the ABC to broadcast programs that contribute to a sense of regional and national identity, and inform and entertain, and reflect the geographic and cultural diversity of, the Australian community; provide that the ABC Board must have two members with a substantial connection to, or substantial experience in, a regional area through business, industry or community involvement; establish a Regional Advisory Council to advise the ABC Board; and require the ABC Board to report annually on a range of additional matters, including the total number of individuals employed in regional and metropolitan areas, and the journalist to support staff ratio of employees.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/10/17  
Second reading moved 18/10/17  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

    Bills Digest



    Notes