Broadcasting Services Amendment (Improved Access to Television Services) Bill 2012

Type
Government
Portfolio
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the
Broadcasting Services Act 1992
in relation to the provision of captioning services by commercial, national and subscription television broadcasters by: introducing and increasing captioning targets; requiring the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to develop a captioning standard to determine the quality of captioning services; requiring broadcasters to transmit emergency warnings in the form of text and speech, and captioned where possible; introducing compliance reporting and record keeping requirements; providing for a statutory review by the ACMA; and making compliance with the captioning requirements a licensing condition.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 30 May 2012
Second reading moved 30 May 2012
Second reading debate 20 Jun 2012
Second reading agreed to 20 Jun 2012
Consideration in detail debate 20 Jun 2012
Third reading agreed to 20 Jun 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21 Jun 2012
Second reading moved 21 Jun 2012
Second reading debate 25 Jun 2012
Second reading agreed to 25 Jun 2012
Third reading agreed to 25 Jun 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 25 Jun 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 83
  • Year: 2012
28 Jun 2012

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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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