Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006

Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the
Broadcasting Services Act 1992
Radiocommunications Act 1992
  to provide a framework for the conversion of commercial television broadcasting services in regional and remote areas of Western Australia from analogue to digital; and to allow commercial television broadcasting licensees in remote licence areas to multi-channel their digital services, where they elect jointly, or one elects individually, to provide a third digital-only commercial service; and exempt such licensees from any mandatory high definition television quotas that might be applied in remote licence areas. 

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23 Jun 2005Introduced and read a first time
23 Jun 2005Second reading moved
16 Aug 2006Second reading debate
04 Sep 2006Second reading agreed to
04 Sep 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
04 Sep 2006Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
05 Sep 2006Introduced and read a first time
18 Oct 2006Second reading moved
18 Oct 2006Second reading agreed to
18 Oct 2006Third reading agreed to

04 Nov 2006Assent

Act no.: 127

Year: 2006

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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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