Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television Switch-over) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Broadcasting Services Act 1992
to: implement a staggered, region-by-region digital switch-over television timetable (to be completed by 31 December 2013); and specify the dates of two statutory reviews.

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24 Sep 2008
Second reading moved 24 Sep 2008
Second reading debate 03 Dec 2008
Second reading agreed to 03 Dec 2008
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Opposition agreed to
03 Dec 2008
Third reading agreed to 03 Dec 2008
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04 Dec 2008
Second reading moved 04 Dec 2008
Second reading agreed to 04 Dec 2008
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 7 government amendments agreed to
04 Dec 2008
Third reading agreed to 04 Dec 2008
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate agreed to House amendments nos 1 and 3, disagreed to amendments nos 2 and 4 to 7 and agreed to an Opposition consequential amendment
04 Dec 2008
(After Midnight)
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House did not insist on its amendments nos 2 and 4 to 7 and agreed to Senate consequential amendment
04 Dec 2008
(After Midnight)
Text of bill as passed both Houses 05 Dec 2008
Assent
  • Act no.: 158
  • Year: 2008
18 Dec 2008

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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

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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

  • 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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