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A Bill for an Act to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992
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Introduced HR 20 Aug 2001

Quieter Advertising - Happier Homes Bill 2001
First Reading

1998-1999-2000-2001

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Presented and read a first time

Quieter Advertising - Happier Homes Bill 2001

No. , 2001

(Ms M O'Byrne)

A Bill for an Act to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Contents

1       Short title 1

2       Commencement 1

3       Schedule 2

Schedule 1--Amendment of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992       3

A Bill for an Act to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1 Short title

        This Act may be cited as the Quieter Advertising - Happier Homes Act 2001.

2 Commencement

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

3 Schedule

        Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1--Amendment of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1 After section 125

Insert:

125A Program standards for loudness of television advertisements

The ABA must, in writing determine program standards in relation to the loudness of television advertisements.

2 After paragraph 158(l)

Insert:

       (la) to conduct or commission research into the loudness of television advertisements; and

       (lb) to determine program standards in relation to the loudness of television advertisements; and

       (lc) to monitor compliance with those standards; and

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