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A Bill for an Act to amend and repeal laws relating to communications, and for related purposes
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Registered 26 Mar 2015
Introduced HR 25 Mar 2015
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2013‑2014‑2015

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

(Communications)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend and repeal laws relating to communications, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—SBS—advertising flexibility                                                                3

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                  3

Schedule 2—SBS—product placement                                                                     4

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                  4

Schedule 3—Technical amendments                                                                          7

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983                                                  7

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                  7

Schedule 4—Spent and redundant legislation                                                      9

Part 1—Repeals                                                                                                                9

Broadcasting Amendment Act 1987                                                                         9

Broadcasting Amendment Act (No. 2) 1987                                                           9

Broadcasting Amendment Act (No. 3) 1987                                                           9

Broadcasting Amendment Act (No. 4) 1987                                                           9

Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1980                                             9

Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1982                                             9

Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1984                                           10

Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1985                                           10

Broadcasting and Television Legislation Amendment Act 1985                     10

Broadcasting and Television Legislation Amendment Act 1986                     10

Broadcasting (Ownership and Control) Act 1987                                              10

Broadcasting (Ownership and Control) Act 1988                                              10

Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1981                                                    11

Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Amendment Act 1983                              11

Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Amendment Act 1985                              11

Radiocommunications (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982                          11

Radio Licence Fees Amendment Act 1987                                                            11

Radio Licence Fees Amendment Act (No. 2) 1987                                               11

Satellite Communications Amendment Act 1988                                                11

Television Licence Fees Amendment Act 1987                                                    12

Television Licence Fees Amendment Act (No. 2) 1987                                       12

Television Licence Fees Amendment Act (No. 3) 1987                                       12

Television Stations Licence Fees Act 1981                                                          12

Television Stations Licence Fees Amendment Act 1983                                    12

Television Stations Licence Fees Amendment Act 1985                                    12

Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Act 2005                                  12

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                      13

AUSSAT Repeal Act 1991                                                                                        13

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                   13

National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998                                                   13

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                 13

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend and repeal laws relating to communications, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility and Other Measures) Act 2015.

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

Provisions

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.  Schedules 1 to 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 4

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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  Schedules

                   Legislation 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 1SBS—advertising flexibility

  

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991

1  Paragraph 45(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  that run in total for not more than:

                              (i)  10 minutes in any hour of broadcasting; and

                             (ii)  120 minutes in any 24 hours of broadcasting.

Schedule 2SBS—product placement

  

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991

1  Section 3

Insert:

advertisement does not include product placement included in a program or in content provided on a digital media service.

2  Section 45 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

45  Advertising, sponsorship and product placement—broadcasting services

3  Subsection 45(1)

Omit “advertisements and sponsorship announcements”, substitute “advertisements, sponsorship announcements and programs that include product placement”.

4  Paragraph 45(4)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  must develop and publicise guidelines on:

                              (i)  the kinds of advertisements and sponsorship announcements that it is prepared to broadcast; and

                             (ii)  the kinds of product placement that it is prepared to have in programs that it broadcasts; and

5  At the end of subsection 45(4)

Add:

             ; and (c)  may develop guidelines on other matters relating to the inclusion of product placement in programs.

6  Subsection 45(6)

Omit “advertisements and sponsorship announcements” (wherever occurring), substitute “advertisements, sponsorship announcements and product placement”.

7  Section 45A (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

45A  Advertising, sponsorship and product placement—digital media services

8  Subsection 45A(1)

Omit “advertisements and sponsorship announcements”, substitute “advertisements, sponsorship announcements and content that includes product placement”.

9  Paragraph 45A(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  must develop and publicise guidelines on:

                              (i)  the kinds of advertisements and sponsorship announcements that it is prepared to have on its digital media services; and

                             (ii)  the kinds of product placement that it is prepared to have in content provided on its digital media services; and

10  At the end of subsection 45A(2)

Add:

             ; and (c)  may develop guidelines on other matters relating to the inclusion of product placement in content provided on its digital media services.

11  Subsection 45A(4)

Omit “advertisements and sponsorship announcements” (wherever occurring), substitute “advertisements, sponsorship announcements and product placement”.

12  Paragraph 57(e)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (e)  money received by the SBS in respect of:

                              (i)  sponsorships; and

                             (ii)  the sale and broadcasting of advertisements; and

                            (iii)  the inclusion of product placement in programs and in content provided on digital media services; and

13  Paragraph 73(f)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                      (f)  particulars of:

                              (i)  the total revenue earned during the period from advertising, sponsorship and the inclusion of product placement in programs and in content provided on digital media services; and

                             (ii)  the identity of each advertiser, sponsor or person paying for product placement; and

                            (iii)  the programs or content (if any) with which each advertiser, sponsor or person paying for product placement is associated; and

Schedule 3Technical amendments

  

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983

1  Subsection 79A(5)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of election;

                     (b)  definition of election period;

                     (c)  definition of Parliament;

                     (d)  definition of referendum.

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991

2  Section 3

Insert:

broadcasting service has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

3  Paragraph 3A(1)(c)

Omit “radio or television”, substitute “broadcasting”.

4  Subsection 6(1)

Omit “radio, television”, substitute “broadcasting”.

5  Paragraph 6(2)(g)

Omit “radio and television”, substitute “broadcasting and digital media”.

6  Paragraph 6(2)(g)

Omit “television and radio”, substitute “broadcasting and digital media”.

7  Paragraph 6(2)(h)

Omit “radio and television”, substitute “broadcasting and digital media”.

8  Paragraph 6(2)(h)

Omit “television and radio”, substitute “broadcasting and digital media”.

9  Paragraph 44(1)(b)

After “transmit”, insert “or communicate”.

10  Paragraph 44(1)(b)

After “transmissions”, insert “and communications”.

11  Paragraph 44(1)(c)

After “transmission”, insert “or communication”.

12  Paragraph 44(1)(d)

Omit “or transmission of programs”, substitute “, transmission or communication of programs or other matter”.

13  Subsection 70A(5)

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of election;

                     (b)  definition of election period;

                     (c)  definition of Parliament;

                     (d)  definition of referendum.

14  Paragraph 70C(1)(b)

Omit “radio or television”, substitute “broadcasting”.

Schedule 4Spent and redundant legislation

Part 1Repeals

Broadcasting Amendment Act 1987

1  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting Amendment Act (No. 2) 1987

2  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting Amendment Act (No. 3) 1987

3  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting Amendment Act (No. 4) 1987

4  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1980

5  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1982

6  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1984

7  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting and Television Amendment Act 1985

8  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting and Television Legislation Amendment Act 1985

9  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting and Television Legislation Amendment Act 1986

10  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting (Ownership and Control) Act 1987

11  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting (Ownership and Control) Act 1988

12  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Act 1981

13  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Amendment Act 1983

14  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Broadcasting Stations Licence Fees Amendment Act 1985

15  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Radiocommunications (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

16  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Radio Licence Fees Amendment Act 1987

17  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Radio Licence Fees Amendment Act (No. 2) 1987

18  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Satellite Communications Amendment Act 1988

19  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Television Licence Fees Amendment Act 1987

20  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Television Licence Fees Amendment Act (No. 2) 1987

21  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Television Licence Fees Amendment Act (No. 3) 1987

22  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Television Stations Licence Fees Act 1981

23  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Television Stations Licence Fees Amendment Act 1983

24  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Television Stations Licence Fees Amendment Act 1985

25  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Act 2005

26  The whole of the Act

Repeal the Act.

Part 2Other amendments

AUSSAT Repeal Act 1991

27  Subsection 2(4)

Repeal the subsection.

28  Part 2

Repeal the Part.

Competition and Consumer Act 2010

29  Sections 152ELB and 152EOA

Repeal the sections.

National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998

30  Part 5

Repeal the Part.

31  Sections 25 and 27

Repeal the sections.

Telstra Corporation Act 1991

32  Section 3 (definition of designated day)

Omit “the day declared under section 3 of the Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Act 2005”, substitute “24 November 2006”.

33  Paragraph 3B(1)(b)

Omit “the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Act 2005”, substitute “23 September 2005”.