Broadcasting Services Amendment (Regional Commercial Radio) Bill 2012

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
Originating house
Parliament no
Amends the
Broadcasting Services Act 1992
  to: exempt remote area, racing service licensees and licensees outside the Broadcasting Services Band from the minimum local content requirement; and amend provisions relating to certain changes in ownership and control of a licence known as a ‘trigger event’. 

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24 Nov 2011Introduced and read a first time
24 Nov 2011Second reading moved
21 Mar 2012Second reading debate
21 Mar 2012Second reading agreed to
21 Mar 2012Third reading agreed to

: Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
22 Mar 2012Introduced and read a first time
22 Mar 2012Referred to Federation Chamber
22 Mar 2012Second reading moved
22 Mar 2012Second reading debate
22 Mar 2012Second reading agreed to
22 Mar 2012Reported from Federation Chamber
22 Mar 2012Third reading agreed to

22 Mar 2012Text of bill as passed both Houses
15 Apr 2012Assent

Act no.: 34

Year: 2012

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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.

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