Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2002

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Not Proceeding 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the
Broadcasting Services Act 1992
  to repeal provisions that restrict foreign ownership of commercial television and subscription television interests; and allow the Australian Broadcasting Authority to grant cross-media exemption certificates on application, provided certain requirements and conditions are met. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
21 Mar 2002Introduced and read a first time
21 Mar 2002Second reading moved
15 Oct 2002Second reading agreed to
15 Oct 2002Third reading agreed to
Senate
23 Oct 2002Introduced and read a first time
23 Oct 2002Second reading moved
24 Mar 2003Second reading debate
25 Mar 2003Second reading debate
24 Jun 2003Second reading agreed to
24 Jun 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 18 Government agreed to
25 Jun 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 10 Government (1 as amended by Australian Greens), 11 Australian Progressive Alliance, 2 One Nation, 1 Australian Democrats and 3 Independent (Senator Harradine) agreed to
26 Jun 2003Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Australian Progressive Alliance and 2 Australian Democrats (1 as amended by APA) agreed to
26 Jun 2003Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
26 Jun 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1-15, 17-19, 21, 22, 25-41, 44-48 and disagreed to 16, 20, 23, 24, 42, 43
Senate
26 Jun 2003Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate insisted on its amendments
House of Representatives
26 Jun 2003Consideration of Senate message

Details: House insisted on disagreeing
26 Jun 2003Laid aside

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

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