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A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, and for related purposes
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Registered 13 Feb 2017
Introduced Senate 13 Feb 2017
Table of contents.

2016‑2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Restoring Shortwave Radio) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Senator Xenophon)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983                                                  3

 

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Restoring Shortwave Radio) Act 2017.

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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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

  

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983

1  After section 27

Insert:

27A  Shortwave radio services

             (1)  The Corporation must maintain 3 domestic shortwave radio transmission services for the Northern Territory which:

                     (a)  cover the same areas of the Northern Territory as the Corporation’s shortwave radio transmission services covered on 30 January 2017; and

                     (b)  broadcast the proximate local radio service.

             (2)  The Corporation must maintain an international shortwave radio transmission service for Papua New Guinea and parts of the Pacific which:

                     (a)  uses at least 3 transmitters; and

                     (b)  broadcasts the Corporation’s international service; and

                     (c)  broadcasts programs in languages appropriate for the countries to which they are broadcast.