About this inquiry

The reasons for the referral are that the removal of auditing requirements for Australian content has the potential to significantly impact the amount of Australian content in the local broadcast media landscape. In addition, there are significant concerns over the legislation's changes to captioning requirements. Both have the potential to significantly impact the viewing experience of Australian television content for local audiences.



Past Public Hearings

02 Feb 2015: Sydney, NSW

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Report

Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

9 February 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-142-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 300KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 22KB)
Chapter 1 - Background (PDF 85KB)

Introduction
Conduct of the inquiry
Background
Overview of the bill
Reports of other committees

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 155KB)

Introduction
Support for the legislation
Issues relating to Schedule 6 – Captioning
Issues relating to Schedule 3 – New Eligible Drama Expenditure auditing requirements
Consultation
Committee comment

Australian Greens Dissenting Report - Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 (PDF 33KB)

Section 1: Captioning
Statutory Review of legislation
Section 2: Local Content
Conclusion

Appendix 1 - Submissions, additional information and answers to questions taken on notice (PDF 9KB)

Submissions
Additional information
Answers to questions taken on notice

Appendix 2 - Public Hearing (PDF 11KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
ec.sen@aph.gov.au