Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend) Bill 2013

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
  to: provide that a designated datacasting service is a datacasting service provided by a commercial television broadcasting licensee, a commercial radio broadcasting licensee or a national broadcaster, or is of a kind specified by the minister; and generally require that providers of designated datacasting services hold datacasting licences;
Radiocommunications Act 1992
  to require the minister to direct the Australian Communications and Media Authority to review and report on the provision of spectrum for low interference potential device class licenses and provide a transition pathway for such licences by 30 July 2013; and
Broadcasting Services Act 1992
  and
Radiocommunications Act 1992
  to make consequential amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
13 Feb 2013Introduced and read a first time
13 Feb 2013Second reading moved
18 Mar 2013Second reading debate
18 Mar 2013Second reading agreed to
18 Mar 2013Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 Opposition agreed to
18 Mar 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
20 Mar 2013Introduced and read a first time
20 Mar 2013Second reading moved
16 May 2013Second reading debate
16 May 2013Second reading agreed to
16 May 2013Third reading agreed to


16 May 2013Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 May 2013Assent

Act no.: 51

Year: 2013

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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