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Second Reading Speeches

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Bill 2006

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

Introduced with the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2006, the bill amends the

Broadcasting Services Act 1992
to: remove media-specific restrictions on foreign ownership and control; permit cross-media mergers in radio licence areas where sufficient diversity of media groups remains following the merger; require media outlets to disclose cross-media relationships when reporting on cross-held entities; and require minimum levels of local content by commercial television and radio licensees in regional markets.