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A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to broadcasting, and for related purposes
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
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Registered 15 Sep 2016
Introduced HR 15 Sep 2016
Table of contents.

2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

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

 

No.      , 2016

 

(Communications and the Arts)

 

 

 

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

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

 

 


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

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.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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