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Directions/Other as made
Principal Instrument; This Direction is the Australian Communications Authority (MF NAS Transmitter Licences) Direction No. 1 of 2003.
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
General Comments: This Direction was made under subsection 12(1) of the Australian Communications Authority Act 1997 and is continued in force under Schedule 4, item 8 of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Act 2005.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 46
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Gazetted 03 Sep 2003
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Australian Communications Authority Act 1997

Australian Communications Authority (MF NAS Transmitter Licences) Direction No. 1 of 2003

 

I, RICHARD KENNETH ROBERT ALSTON, Minister for Communications,  Information Technology and the Arts, make the following Direction under subsection 12(1) of the Australian Communications Authority Act 1997.

Dated 29 August 2003.

RICHARD ALSTON

Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

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1        Name of Direction

This Direction is the Australian Communications Authority (MF NAS Transmitter Licences) Direction No. 1 of 2003.

2        Commencement

This Direction commences when the ACA is given written notice of it. 

3        Revocation

The Australian Communications Authority (MF NAS Transmitter Licences) Direction No. 1 of 2002 is revoked.

4        Definitions

In this Direction:

ABA means the Australian Broadcasting Authority;

ACA means the Australian Communications Authority;

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992;

Broadcasting LCD means the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination No. 1 of 1998 made by the ACA under paragraph 107(1)(f) of the Act;

commercial broadcasting service has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992;

licensee has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting LCD;

location, of a station, means the latitude and longitude of the station site as recorded in the register kept by the ACA under section 143 of the Act;

MF NAS transmitter licence means a “broadcasting licence (narrowband area service)” (within the meaning of the Broadcasting LCD) that authorises the operation of a station at a frequency in the range 1606.5 kHz to 1705 kHz; 

station has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

 

5        Direction – MF NAS transmitter licences

I direct the ACA to exercise its powers under sections 107 and 111 of the Act, as soon as practicable, to ensure that conditions are imposed on all MF NAS transmitter licences which have the effect that the licensee must not operate a station under the licence to provide a commercial broadcasting service unless:

(a)            the licence was:

(i)       issued under section 100 of the Act before 6 November 2002; or

(ii)     issued under section 130 of the Act on or after 6 November 2002 by way of renewal of a licence referred to in subparagraph (i);

(b)           the commercial broadcasting service is provided under a licence which was allocated under section 40 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 before 6 November 2002;

(c)            the commercial broadcasting service is provided before the date 12 months after the commencement of this Direction; and

(d)           the location of the station is:

(i)            within 10 km of its location on 6 November 2002; or

(ii)          a location outside the 10 km radius referred to in subparagraph (i) that is determined by the ACA in accordance with clause 6 of this Direction and notified to the licensee in writing.

 

6        Conditions for ACA approval of relocation of station more than 10 km

For the purposes of subparagraph 5(d)(ii) of this Direction the ACA must not determine a location (the ‘new location’) unless it is satisfied that:

(a)           transmissions from the new location would provide a service to substantially the same intended audience as the audience that was intended to be covered from the location of the station on 6 November 2002; and

(b)          transmissions from the new location would not significantly interfere with any existing radiocommunications services.