Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006

Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
Originating house
Parliament no
Introduced with the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006, the bill amends the
Broadcasting Services Act 1992
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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14 Sep 2006Introduced and read a first time
14 Sep 2006Second reading moved
10 Oct 2006Second reading debate
11 Oct 2006Second reading agreed to
12 Oct 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 71 Government agreed to
12 Oct 2006Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
16 Oct 2006Introduced and read a first time
16 Oct 2006Second reading moved
18 Oct 2006Second reading agreed to
18 Oct 2006Third reading agreed to

04 Nov 2006Assent

Act no.: 128

Year: 2006

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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.

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