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A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the enactment of the News Media (Self-regulation) Act 2013, and for other purposes
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
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Registered 21 Mar 2013
Introduced HR 14 Mar 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News Media (Self‑regulation) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the enactment of the News Media (Self‑regulation) Act 2013, and for other purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                         3

 


A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential matters arising from the enactment of the News Media (Self‑regulation) Act 2013, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the News Media (Self‑regulation) (Consequential Amendments) Act 2013.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The day after the end of the period of 1 month beginning on the first day before 28 June 2013 on which a declaration under subsection 7(1) of the News Media (Self‑regulation) Act 2013 takes effect.

However, if no declaration under subsection 7(1) of the News Media (Self‑regulation) Act 2013 takes effect before 28 June 2013, the provision(s) commence on 1 July 2013.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if section 3 of the News Media (Self‑regulation) Act 2013 has not commenced before 28 June 2013.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

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

  

Privacy Act 1988

1  At the end of subsection 7B(4)

Add:

             ; and (c)  if the organisation is a news media organisation (within the meaning of the News Media (Self‑regulation) Act 2013)—at a time when:

                              (i)  the organisation is a member of a news media self‑regulation body (within the meaning of that Act); and

                             (ii)  the organisation’s rights as a member of the news media self‑regulation body are not suspended under the body’s constitution.

2  After subsection 7B(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  Paragraph (4)(c) does not apply to the extent (if any) that it would infringe any constitutional doctrine of implied freedom of political communication.