Bills Digest No. 17  1998-99 Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 1998

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Passage History
Main Provisions
Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Passage History

Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Amendment Bill 1998

Date Introduced: 10 November 1998

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Prime Minister

Commencement: This Bill does not contain a commencement date. Section 5(1A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cwth) deems the Bill to commence 28 days after Royal Assent.


Under the Parliamentary Proceedings Broadcasting Act 1946 (the Act) the Joint Committee on the Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings (the Committee) determines the days upon which, and the periods during which, the proceedings of the Senate and the House of Representatives shall be broadcast.(1) This Bill proposes to neutralise gender language throughout the Act.

Main Provisions

Items 1 - 8 provide for gender neutral language to be inserted throughout the Act. There are no other provisions.


  1. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation broadcasts parliamentary proceedings.

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Ross Kilmurray
17 November 1998
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