Broadcasting Services Amendment (Public Interest Test) Bill 2012

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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Public Interest Test)
Bill 2012

Introduced into the Senate on 29June 2012
By: Senator Ludlam
Response received: 11 September 2012

Committee view

The committee thanks Senator Ludlam for confirming that the bill engages and promotes the right to freedom of expression.  The committee makes no further comment on the bill.

Purpose of the bill

1.2        This bill amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to introduce a public interest test for changes in control of nationally significant media operations.

1.3        Senator Ludlam's response can be found in Appendix 1.

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