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Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Published Date 19 Dec 2016

 

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF LICENCE UNDER SECTION
              90(2) OF THE
BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992

In accordance with sub-section 90(2) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (the Act), the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) hereby notifies that the companies listed below have lodged applications for the renewal of the following broadcasting service licences:

Community Radio Licensees

SL No

Service Area

State

 

Community Radio 2XX Inc.

4226

CANBERRA RA1

ACT

 

Cumberland Community Radio Inc.

1251

PARRAMATTA RA1

NSW

 

Five-O-Plus Public Radio Association Inc.

1150187

GOSFORD RA1

NSW

 

Goulburn Community Radio Assoc Inc.

3113

GOULBURN RA2

NSW

 

Griffith Community FM Association Inc.

5538

GRIFFITH RA2

NSW

 

Multicultural Community Radio Association Ltd

2290

SYDNEY RA1

NSW

 

Sutherland Shire Community Radio Association Inc.

4842

SUTHERLAND RA1

NSW

 

Sydney Educational Broadcasting Ltd

3059

SYDNEY RA1

NSW

 

The Manning Media Co-operative Ltd

1823

TAREE RA2

NSW

 

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association Inc.

5121

BRISBANE RA1

QLD

 

Brisbane River Valley Radio Inc.

1150748

ESK RA1

QLD

 

Community Radio Association Mackay Inc.

5522

MACKAY RA2

QLD

 

Ethnic Broadcasting Association of Queensland Ltd

4228

BRISBANE RA1

QLD

 

Gold Coast Christian & Community Broadcasting Association Ltd

3069

GOLD COAST RA1

QLD

 

Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation For Media

5552

TOWNSVILLE RA2

QLD

 

Christian Radio Inc.

5269

ADELAIDE RA1

SA

 

Music Broadcasting Society of South Australia Inc.

1150742

ADELAIDE FOOTHILLS RA1

SA

 

Whyalla FM Public Broadcasting Association Inc.

1099

WHYALLA RA1

SA

 

RPH Print Radio Tasmania Inc.

5508

HOBART RA4

TAS

 

North West Community Radio Association Inc.

5172

MELBOURNE NORTH WEST RA1

VIC

 

Radio East Gippsland Inc.

5266

EAST GIPPSLAND RA1

VIC

 

Puranyangu-Rangka Kerrem (Aboriginal Radio) Aboriginal Corporation

10035

HALLS CREEK RA1

WA

 

Wanneroo Joondalup Regional Broadcasting Association Inc.

1150758

WANNEROO RA1

WA

 

Waringarri Media Aboriginal Corporation

10355

KUNUNURRA RA1

WA

 

Wirrimanu Aboriginal Corporation

10019

BALGO RA1

WA

 

The ACMA is required to renew these licences unless it decides that an applicant is no longer a suitable licensee. A company is a suitable licensee if the ACMA does not decide that sub-section 83(2) of the Act applies to the company.
The ACMA may decide that sub-section 83(2) of the Act applies to a licensee if it is satisfied that allowing the licensee to provide or continue to provide either a commercial or a community broadcasting service under a licence would lead to a significant risk of: (a) an offence against the Act or the regulations being committed; (b) or a breach of the conditions of the licence occurring.

In deciding whether these sub-sections apply, the ACMA is required by sub-section 83(3) of the Act, to take into account: (a) the business record of the company; and (b) the company's record in situations requiring trust and candour; and (c) (commercial) the business record of each person who is, or would be, if a licence were allocated to the applicant, in a position to control the licence; or (community) the business record of the chief executive and each director and secretary of the applicant; and (d) the record in situations requiring trust and candour of each such person; and (e) whether the company, or a person referred to in paragraph (c) or (d), has been convicted of an offence against this Act or the regulations.
Under sub-section 91(2A) of the Act, the ACMA may also refuse to renew a community broadcasting licence if, having regard to matters in paragraphs 84(2)(a) to (f), it considers that it would not allocate such a licence if it were deciding whether to allocate the licence to the licensee.
The Act does not require the ACMA to hold an investigation or a hearing into whether a community licence should be renewed (sub-section 91(3)).