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Second Reading Speeches

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the

Broadcasting Services Act 1992
to: abolish the ‘75% audience reach rule’ which prohibits commercial television broadcasting licensees from controlling licences whose combined licence area populations exceed 75 per cent of the population of Australia; abolish the ‘2 out of 3 cross-media control rule’ which prohibits control over more than two out of three regulated media platforms in any one commercial radio licence area; and provide additional local programming obligations for regional commercial television broadcasting licensees.