National Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill 2010

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991
  to establish a merit-based appointment process for ABC and SBS non-executive directors for their respective boards; and
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983
  to re-establish the position of staff-elected director to the ABC Board. 

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House of Representatives
30 Sep 2010Introduced and read a first time
30 Sep 2010Second reading moved
22 Nov 2010Second reading debate
22 Nov 2010Second reading agreed to
23 Nov 2010Third reading agreed to
24 Nov 2010Introduced and read a first time
24 Nov 2010Second reading moved
20 Jun 2012Second reading debate
20 Jun 2012Second reading agreed to
20 Jun 2012Third reading agreed to

: Amendment details: 2 Opposition and 5 Australian Greens agreed to

20 Jun 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
House of Representatives
21 Jun 2012Message from Senate reported
26 Jun 2012Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

24 Jul 2012Assent

Act no.: 112

Year: 2012

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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