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A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for other purposes
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
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Registered 20 Feb 2013
Introduced HR 13 Feb 2013
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2010‑2011‑2012‑2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for other purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                               3

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                               4

 


A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend) Act 2013.

2  Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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 1Amendments

  

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1  Subsections 34(5) and (6)

Repeal the subsections.

2  Section 215A

Repeal the section.

3  Clause 1 of Schedule 6

Omit:

•      Datacasting service providers must hold datacasting licences.

substitute:

•      A person who provides a designated datacasting service must hold a datacasting licence.

4  Subclause 2(1) of Schedule 6

Insert:

designated datacasting service has the meaning given by clause 2A.

5  After clause 2 of Schedule 6

Insert:

2A  Designated datacasting service

             (1)  For the purposes of this Schedule, a designated datacasting service is a datacasting service that:

                     (a)  is provided by a person who is:

                              (i)  a commercial television broadcasting licensee; or

                             (ii)  a commercial radio broadcasting licensee; or

                            (iii)  a national broadcaster; or

                     (b)  is of a kind specified in an instrument under subclause (2).

             (2)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify kinds of datacasting services for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b).

6  Subclause 36(2) of Schedule 6

Before “datacasting service”, insert “designated”.

7  Division 1 of Part 8 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Before “datacasting”, insert “designated”.

8  Clause 49 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Before “datacasting”, insert “designated”.

9  Paragraph 49(1)(a) of Schedule 6

Before “datacasting”, insert “designated”.

10  Subclause 49(3) of Schedule 6

Before “datacasting”, insert “designated”.

Radiocommunications Act 1992

11  Section 5

Insert:

designated datacasting service has the same meaning as in Schedule 6 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

12  Subsection 100A(1)

Before “datacasting”, insert “designated”.

13  Subsection 100A(1B)

Before “datacasting service”, insert “designated”.

14  Subsection 100B(2)

Before “datacasting”, insert “designated”.

15  Subsection 100B(2B)

Before “datacasting service”, insert “designated”.

16  Subsection 102(3)

Before “datacasting”, insert “designated”.

17  Subsection 102(5)

Before “datacasting service”, insert “designated”.

18  Subsection 102A(3)

Before “datacasting”, insert “designated”.

19  Subsection 102A(5)

Before “datacasting service”, insert “designated”.

20  Paragraph 109A(1)(i)

Repeal the paragraph.

21  Section 118M (definition of content service)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

content service means:

                     (a)  a datacasting service that is authorised by:

                              (i)  a BSA datacasting licence; or

                             (ii)  another licence allocated by the ACMA under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992; or

                     (b)  a datacasting service provided in accordance with a class licence under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992;

but does not include a service covered by subparagraph 109A(1)(ib)(i) or (ii).

22  Paragraph 125(1)(a)

Omit “(i),”.

23  Subsection 128C(1)

Omit “(i),”.

24  Section 128D

Omit “(i),”.