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Act No. 73 of 2016 as made
An Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for related purposes
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Originating Bill: Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Television and Radio Licence Fees) Bill 2016
Registered 29 Nov 2016
Date of Assent 23 Nov 2016
Table of contents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Television and Radio Licence Fees) Act 2016

 

No. 73, 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—Amendments                                                                                                3

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                    3

Radio Licence Fees Act 1964                                                                                    3

Television Licence Fees Act 1964                                                                            3

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                              4

 

 


 

 

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Television and Radio Licence Fees) Act 2016

No. 73, 2016

 

 

 

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

[Assented to 23 November 2016]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Television and Radio Licence Fees) 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.

24 November 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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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 1Amendments

Part 1Amendments

Radio Licence Fees Act 1964

1  Section 5

Before “There”, insert “(1)”.

2  At the end of section 5

Add:

             (2)  The regulations may make provision for rebates of fees payable by licensees.

3  Subsection 6(2)

After “amount”, insert “that is 75% of the amount”.

Television Licence Fees Act 1964

4  Subsection 6(2)

After “amount”, insert “that is 75% of the amount”.

Part 2Application and transitional provisions

5  Application

The amendments made by Part 1 of this Schedule apply to a fee payable by a licensee after the commencement of this item.

6  Transitional—licence fee rebate scheme

A licensee is not entitled to a rebate under Part 4 of the Television Licence Fees Regulations 1990 for an accounting period (within the meaning of that Part) if the fee for the accounting period is payable after the commencement of this item.

 

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 15 September 2016

Senate on 7 November 2016]

 

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