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Act No. 144 of 1988 as made
An Act to amend the Radio Licence Fees Act 1964, and for related purposes
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Date of Assent 26 Dec 1988
Date of repeal 10 Dec 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1980 to 1989 Repeal Act 2015

Radio Licence Fees (National Metropolitan Radio Plan) Act 1988

No. 144 of 1988

 

Act to amend the Radio Licence Fees Act 1964, and for related purposes

[Assented to 26 December 1988]

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title etc.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Radio Licence Fees (National Metropolitan Radio Plan) Act 1988.

(2) In this Act, “Principal Act” means the Radio Licence Fees Act 19641.

Commencement

2. This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3. After section 6b of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:

Fee in respect of licence on conversion from AM to FM as part of the National Metropolitan Radio Plan

6c. (1) Where the Minister converts an AM commercial radio licence to FM pursuant to an application made under section 89dae of the Broadcasting Act, there is payable in respect of the licence, upon the conversion, a fee of an amount equal to the amount ascertained in accordance with the formula:

where:

B is the amount of the bid made by the licensee, pursuant to paragraph 89dae (2) (c) of the Broadcasting Act, for conversion of the licence to FM; and

V is the transmission facilities value.

“(2) The amount of the deposit paid by the licensee pursuant to subsection 89dae (8) of the Broadcasting Act in relation to the application shall be set off against the licensee’s liability for the fee imposed by subsection (1).”.

 

NOTE

1. No. 119, 1964, as amended. For previous amendments, see No. 93, 1966; No. 148, 1973; Nos. 37 and 188, 1976; No. 94, 1977; No. 50, 1978; Nos. 114 and 168, 1981; No. 155, 1982; No. 58, 1983; No. 68, 1985; Nos. 66 and 116, 1987; 144 and 146, 1988.

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 2 November 1988

Senate on 22 November 1988]