Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Introduced with the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006, the bill amends the
Broadcasting Services Act 1992
and
Radiocommunications Act 1992
to reform the digital television and commercial television broadcasting regime, particularly in relation to: regulation of digital television; broadcasting of sports on the anti-siphoning list on new digital channels; commercial television licensing arrangements; allocation of channels for new digital services; the access regime for channel B datacasting transmitter licences and access undertakings; and industry codes and standards.

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Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14 Sep 2006
Second reading moved 14 Sep 2006
Second reading debate 10 Oct 2006
Second reading agreed to 11 Oct 2006
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 71 Government agreed to
12 Oct 2006
Third reading agreed to 12 Oct 2006
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 16 Oct 2006
Second reading moved 16 Oct 2006
Second reading agreed to 18 Oct 2006
Third reading agreed to 18 Oct 2006
Assent
  • Act no.: 128
  • Year: 2006
04 Nov 2006

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of 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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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