Australian Content Standard for Television & Paragraph 160(d) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Australian Content Standard for Television & Paragraph 160(d) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

February 1999

© Commonwealth of Australia 1999
ISSN 1441-9920

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Membership (PDF 38KB)

Terms of reference

 
Recommendations (PDF 17KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Background to the Inquiry (PDF 74KB)

Introduction
The Inquiry
The legal framework for the Australian Content Standard
The Australian Content Standard

 
Chapter 2 - Implications of retaining section 160(D) of the Broadcasting Services ACT 1992 (PDF 222KB)

The ABA’s response: the draft new Australian Content Standard
Australian Content Quotas on Television
Industry Reaction to the new Draft Australian Content Standard
Fears of an influx of New Zealand programs
Effect of including New Zealand Programs on the Subquotas
Problem of subsidies to New Zealand TV programs
Committee comment
International Implications of Retaining 160(d)

 
Chapter 3 - Implications of repealing paragraph 160(D) of the Broadcasting Services ACT 1992 (PDF 52KB)

Should paragraph 160(d) be repealed?

 
Australian Democrats (PDF 25KB)

Statement to the ECITA committee report into Section 160(d) of the Broadcasting Services Act

 
Minority report by ALP Senators on Australian content regulation for commercial television broadcasters (PDF 20KB)

1. Introduction
2. ABA amendment of Content Standard
3. Amendment of the Broadcasting Services Act 1997
4. Conclusion

 
Appendixes (PDF 408KB)

Appendix 1 - Overseas local content rules
Appendix 2 - Cultural exemptions in International trade agreements
Appendix 3 - Network compliance with the Australian content standards
Appendix 4 - Hours of New Zealand programs on New Zealand television
Appendix 5 - Expenditure by commercial television on Australian programs
Appendix 6 - New Zealand on air subsidies to television production
Appendix 7 - Comparison of Australian and New Zealand subsidies to television production
Appendix 8 - List of submissions
Appendix 9 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee
Appendix 10 - Copy of advice on side letter form the Attorney General's Department

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Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment, Communications and the Arts
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: ecita.sen@aph.gov.au

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