Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2017

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

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to remove the requirement for the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to provide written notice of its intention to declare a digital radio start-up day for a licence area; and Radiocommunications Act 1992 to: remove requirements that the ACMA must consult before preparing or varying a digital radio channel plan; shorten timeframes associated with the formation of eligible joint venture and digital community radio broadcasting representative companies, and clarify the invitation and acceptance process for the formation of such companies; shorten timeframes associated with issuing a foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence (DRMT) in accordance with a price-based allocation system and DRMAT licensees giving the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission access undertakings; and clarify how excess multiplex capacity on foundation DRMT licences is determined.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06 Dec 2017
Second reading moved 06 Dec 2017
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2018
Second reading agreed to 08 Feb 2018
Third reading agreed to 08 Feb 2018
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08 Feb 2018
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2018
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2018
Referred to Federation Chamber 13 Feb 2018
Second reading debate 15 Feb 2018
Second reading agreed to 15 Feb 2018
Reported from Federation Chamber 15 Feb 2018
Third reading agreed to 15 Feb 2018
Finally passed both Houses 15 Feb 2018
Assent
  • Act no: 11
  • Year: 2018
05 Mar 2018

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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