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Second Reading Speeches

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the

Broadcasting Services Act 1992
and
Radiocommunications Act 1992
to: extend the deadline for commercial broadcasters to commence digital radio services in the mainland state capital cities to 1 July 2009; remove the requirement for digital radio services to commence in Hobart by the extended deadline; and retain the option for community radio stations to take up shares in joint venture companies that own digital radio transmission infrastructure.