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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2006

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Broadcasting Services Act 1992
and
Radiocommunications Act 1992
to provide a framework for the conversion of commercial television broadcasting services in regional and remote areas of Western Australia from analogue to digital; and to allow commercial television broadcasting licensees in remote licence areas to multi-channel their digital services, where they elect jointly, or one elects individually, to provide a third digital-only commercial service; and exempt such licensees from any mandatory high definition television quotas that might be applied in remote licence areas.