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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Progress

Senate
24 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
24 Sep 2008Second reading moved
03 Dec 2008Second reading debate
03 Dec 2008Second reading agreed to
03 Dec 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Opposition agreed to
03 Dec 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
04 Dec 2008Introduced and read a first time
04 Dec 2008Second reading moved
04 Dec 2008Second reading agreed to
04 Dec 2008Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 7 government amendments agreed to
04 Dec 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
04 Dec 2008Consideration 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
House of Representatives
04 Dec 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House did not insist on its amendments nos 2 and 4 to 7 and agreed to Senate consequential amendment


05 Dec 2008Text of bill as passed both Houses
18 Dec 2008Assent

Act no.: 158

Year: 2008

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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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