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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Act 2016

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Act No. 14 of 2016 as made
An Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for related purposes
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Originating Bill: Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2015
Registered 02 Mar 2016
Date of Assent 29 Feb 2016
Table of contents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Act 2016

 

No. 14, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

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

Schedule 1—Restricted datacasting licences                                                          3

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                               3

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                               7

Schedule 2—Start‑up day                                                                                               10

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                             10

Schedule 3—Digital radio moratorium period                                                   11

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                             11

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                             11

Schedule 4—Non‑foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence                13

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                             13

Schedule 5—Repeals of spent provisions                                                               14

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                             14

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                             14


 

 

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Act 2016

No. 14, 2016

 

 

 

An Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for related purposes

[Assented to 29 February 2016]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Act 2016.

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.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

1 March 2016

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 1Restricted datacasting licences

  

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1  Subsection 6(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of broadcasting services bands)

Omit “and restricted datacasting services”.

2  Subsection 6(1) (definition of restricted datacasting licence)

Repeal the definition.

3  Subsection 6(1) (definition of restricted datacasting service)

Repeal the definition.

4  Subdivision C of Division 2 of Part 5

Repeal the Subdivision.

5  Subsections 63(2A) and (2B)

Repeal the subsections.

6  Paragraph 63(5)(a)

Omit “, (2A)”.

7  Subsections 64(2A) and (2B)

Repeal the subsections.

8  Paragraph 64(5)(a)

Omit “, (2A)”.

9  Paragraph 130A(1)(f)

Omit “(other than restricted datacasting services)”.

10  Paragraph 130AA(1)(f)

Omit “class licence;”, substitute “class licence.”.

11  Paragraph 130AA(1)(g)

Repeal the paragraph.

12  Subsection 130AA(3) (note 4)

Repeal the note.

13  Paragraph 130BA(1)(f)

Omit “class licence;”, substitute “class licence.”.

14  Paragraph 130BA(1)(g)

Repeal the paragraph.

15  At the end of subparagraph 130BA(2)(c)(vi)

Add “and”.

16  Subparagraph 130BA(2)(c)(vii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

17  At the end of subparagraph 130BA(3)(a)(vi)

Add “and”.

18  Subparagraph 130BA(3)(a)(vii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

19  Paragraph 130F(1)(f)

Omit “(other than a restricted datacasting licence)”.

20  Paragraph 130F(1)(fa)

Repeal the paragraph.

21  Subclause 1(1) of Schedule 1

Omit “, restricted datacasting licences”.

22  Paragraph 2(1)(b) of Schedule 1

Omit “or a restricted datacasting licence”.

23  Paragraph 2(1)(bb) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph.

24  Subclause 2(2B) of Schedule 1

Repeal the subclause.

25  Paragraph 4(2)(b) of Schedule 1

Omit “or a restricted datacasting licensee”.

26  Paragraph 4(2)(bb) of Schedule 1

Repeal the paragraph.

27  Subclause 4(4) of Schedule 1 (paragraph (bc) of the definition of media company)

Repeal the paragraph.

28  Clause 1 of Schedule 6

Omit:

•      Datacasting licensees (other than restricted datacasting licensees) will be allowed to provide the following types of content:

substitute:

•      Datacasting licensees will be allowed to provide the following types of content:

29  Clause 1 of Schedule 6

Omit:

•      Restricted datacasting licensees will not be allowed to provide content in a form that is specified in a legislative instrument made by the Minister.

30  Subclause 7(3) of Schedule 6

Repeal the subclause.

31  Clause 12 of Schedule 6 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

12  ACMA to maintain Register of datacasting licences

32  Paragraph 12(1)(a) of Schedule 6

Omit “(other than restricted datacasting licences)”.

33  Clause 12A of Schedule 6

Repeal the clause.

34  Paragraph 24(1)(ca) of Schedule 6

Omit “if the licence is not a restricted datacasting licence—”.

35  Paragraph 24(1)(i) of Schedule 6

Omit “if the licence is not a restricted datacasting licence—”.

36  Clause 24A of Schedule 6

Repeal the clause.

37  Subclause 52(1A) of Schedule 6

Repeal the subclause.

38  Subclause 52(2) of Schedule 6

Omit “or (1A)”.

39  Subclause 52A(1A) of Schedule 6

Repeal the subclause.

40  Subclause 52A(2) of Schedule 6

Repeal the subclause, substitute:

             (2)  Subclause (1) is a civil penalty provision.

41  Subclause 52A(3) of Schedule 6

Omit “or (1A)”.

42  Subclauses 54(2A) and (3A) of Schedule 6

Repeal the subclauses.

43  Subclause 54(4) of Schedule 6

Omit “(2), (2A), (3) or (3A)”, substitute “(2) or (3)”.

Radiocommunications Act 1992

44  Section 5 (definition of category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence)

Omit “any or all”, substitute “either or both”.

45  Section 5 (paragraph (b) of the definition of category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence)

Omit “services;”, substitute “services.”.

46  Section 5 (paragraph (c) of the definition of category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence)

Repeal the paragraph.

47  Section 5 (paragraph (c) of the definition of category 2 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence)

Omit “services;”, substitute “services.”.

48  Section 5 (paragraph (d) of the definition of category 2 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence)

Repeal the paragraph.

49  Section 5 (definition of category 3 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

category 3 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence means a transmitter licence for one or more multiplex transmitters that are for use for transmitting one or more digital national radio broadcasting services in a designated BSA radio area.

50  Section 5 (definition of restricted datacasting licence)

Repeal the definition.

51  Section 5 (definition of restricted datacasting service)

Repeal the definition.

52  Paragraph 31(1)(a)

Omit “or restricted datacasting services, or both”.

53  Paragraph 31(1A)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  designate a part of the spectrum as being partly for the purpose of digital radio broadcasting services; and

54  Subparagraph 109B(1)(f)(ii)

Omit “or”.

55  Subparagraph 109B(1)(f)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph.

56  Subparagraph 109B(1)(g)(iii)

Omit “or”.

57  Subparagraph 109B(1)(g)(iv)

Repeal the subparagraph.

58  Paragraph 109B(1)(h)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (h)  if the licence is a category 3 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence—a condition that the licensee, and any person so authorised, must not operate, or permit the operation of, a multiplex transmitter under the licence for transmitting a service unless the service is a digital national radio broadcasting service;

59  Section 118NB (paragraph (a) of the definition of content service)

Omit “, (ii) or (iii)”, substitute “or (ii)”.

60  Section 118NB (paragraph (b) of the definition of content service)

Omit “, (iii) or (iv)”, substitute “or (iii)”.

Schedule 2Start‑up day

  

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1  Subsection 8AC(3)

Repeal the subsection.

2  Subsection 8AC(8) (definition of metropolitan licence area)

Repeal the definition.

3  Subsection 8AC(8) (definition of regional licence area)

Repeal the definition (not including the note).

Schedule 3Digital radio moratorium period

  

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1  Subsection 6(1) (definition of digital radio moratorium period)

Repeal the definition.

2  Subsection 26C(2)

Repeal the subsection.

3  Section 35C

Repeal the section.

4  Section 35D

Repeal the section.

5  Subsection 36A(7)

Repeal the subsection.

6  Subsection 41D(6)

Repeal the subsection.

7  Subsection 204(1) (table item dealing with subsection 35D(2))

Repeal the item.

Radiocommunications Act 1992

8  Section 5 (definition of digital radio moratorium period)

Repeal the definition.

9  Subsections 109D(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

Scope

             (1)  This section applies to a foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence for a designated BSA radio area if the licence was issued otherwise than in accordance with a price‑based allocation system determined under section 106.

10  Subsection 118NQ(3)

Omit “subsections (5), (6) and (7)”, substitute “subsections (5) and (6)”.

11  Subsections 118NQ(7), (8) and (9)

Repeal the subsections.

12  Paragraph 118NX(2)(a)

Omit “118NQ(7) or”.

13  Paragraph 118NY(2)(a)

Omit “118NQ(7) or”.

14  Subsection 131AA(8)

Repeal the subsection.

Schedule 4Non‑foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence

  

Radiocommunications Act 1992

1  Section 5 (definition of non‑foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

non‑foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence means:

                     (a)  a category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence; or

                     (b)  a category 2 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence;

that is not a foundation digital radio multiplex transmitter licence.

Schedule 5Repeals of spent provisions

  

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1  Section 215B

Repeal the section.

Radiocommunications Act 1992

2  Section 313B

Repeal the section.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 2 December 2015

Senate on 3 February 2016]

 

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