Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and Radiocommunications Act 1992 to: remove the restricted datacasting licence category; remove the requirement for the digital radio moratorium period; remove spent provisions; and make consequential amendments; Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to remove the minister’s role in the setting of the digital radio start-up day in regional licence areas; and Radiocommunications Act 1992 to amend the definition of ‘non-foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence’ to exclude category 3 multiplex licences.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2015
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2015
Second reading debate 02 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 02 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 02 Feb 2016
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03 Feb 2016
Second reading moved 03 Feb 2016
Second reading debate 23 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 23 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 23 Feb 2016
Finally passed both Houses 23 Feb 2016
Assent
  • Act no: 14
  • Year: 2016
29 Feb 2016

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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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

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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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