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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Community Radio) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
47

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Summary

Amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: provide for applications for renewals of an existing community broadcasting licence to be considered by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) as a current service and not a proposed new service; enable the ACMA to grant community broadcasting licences and temporary community broadcasting licences with effect from a specified future date; amend the criteria for new temporary community broadcasting licences; enable the ACMA to limit the number of temporary community broadcasting licences that can share a particular frequency; provide for deadlines for late applications for the renewal of a community licence; and provide for expedited timelines for the ACMA to commence a process to allocate new community broadcasting licences.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 27 Oct 2022
Second reading moved 27 Oct 2022
Second reading debate 29 Nov 2022
Referred to Federation Chamber 30 Nov 2022
Second reading debate 30 Nov 2022
Second reading agreed to 30 Nov 2022
Reported from Federation Chamber 30 Nov 2022
Third reading agreed to 30 Nov 2022
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01 Dec 2022
Second reading moved 01 Dec 2022
Second reading debate 01 Dec 2022
Second reading agreed to 01 Dec 2022
Third reading agreed to 01 Dec 2022
Finally passed both Houses 01 Dec 2022
Assent
  • Act no: 91
  • Year: 2022
13 Dec 2022

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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