Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015

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

Amends the: Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to: increase the restriction of no more than five minutes per hour of advertising to 10 minutes of advertising in any hour of broadcasting on the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS); and clarify SBS’s ability to earn revenue through the broadcast of programs containing product placement; and Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 and Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 to: provide consistency between the Acts; remove redundant provisions; and add a reference to digital media services. Also repeals 26 Acts and removes redundant provisions in four Acts.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Mar 2015
Second reading moved 25 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 26 May 2015
Second reading agreed to 26 May 2015
Third reading agreed to 26 May 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15 Jun 2015
Second reading moved 15 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 16 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 24 Jun 2015
Second reading negatived 24 Jun 2015

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