Communications Legislation Amendment (Prominence and Anti-siphoning) Bill 2023 [Provisions]

On 30 November 2023, the Senate referred the Communications Legislation Amendment (Prominence and Anti-siphoning) Bill 2023 to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 26 March 2024.

The closing date for submissions is 22 January 2024.

On 20 March 2024, the committee was granted an extension of time for the report until 9 April 2024.

About this inquiry:

The Bill would amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (BSA) to introduce a prominence framework to support the availability of free-to-air television services on internet connected television devices, and expand the application of the anti-siphoning scheme to online media. The Bill would also make a number of consequential amendments to the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 (ACMA Act).  

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526