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Second Reading Speeches

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Broadcasting Services Act 1992
to: reduce the expenditure required by subscription television broadcasting licensees on new eligible drama expenditure from 10 per cent to 5 per cent; provide for subscription television captioning rules to be made by legislative instrument; remove the requirement that all frequency channels allotted or reserved in a digital radio channel plan be within the same frequency band; provide that a regional commercial radio broadcasting licensee does not breach a licence condition if it is only as a result of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) making a new licence area population determination; and extend the timeframe for the ACMA to make grants under the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund beyond 30 June 2021.