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The Broadcasting Services (Anti-Siphoning Monitoring) Direction (No. 1) 2005 requires the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to investigate and monitor the acquisition and use of rights to broadcast events specified on the anti-siphoning list, and to report to the Minister on its findings.
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 46
Registered 20 Dec 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Feb-2006
Tabled Senate07-Feb-2006
Date of repeal 24 Dec 2009
Repealed by Communications (Redundant Regulation) Instrument of Revocation (No. 1) 2009

Commonwealth of Australia

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Broadcasting Services (Anti-Siphoning Monitoring) Direction (No. 1) 2005

 

I, HELEN LLOYD COONAN, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts:

1.      under subsection 14(1) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005, direct the Australian Communications and Media Authority to cease acting under the Direction to the ABA No. 4 of 1996 (dated 30 September 1996); and

2.      under subsection 171(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, direct the Authority to:

(a)    investigate, during the period beginning on 1 January 2006 and concluding on 31 December 2010, issues relating to the operation of the anti-siphoning provisions of the Act (section 115 and paragraph 10(1)(e) of Schedule 2 to Act) and the broadcast coverage of events specified in a notice under subsection 115(1) of the Act (‘specified events’), including:

(i)                  the nature and extent of the television broadcasting rights to specified events that are acquired by commercial television broadcasting licensees and national broadcasters; and

(ii)                the use of those rights, including:

(i)                  the broadcast by commercial television broadcasting licensees and national broadcasters of specified events; and

(ii)                the provision or on-selling by a commercial television broadcasting licensee or a national broadcaster of unused or partially-used rights to specified events, either to another commercial television broadcasting licensee or national broadcaster, or, in the case where subscription television rights have also been acquired, to a subscription television broadcasting licensee; and

(b)   provide me with:

(i)                  a final report of the investigation by 1 July 2011; and

(ii)                interim reports of the investigation as regularly as practicable during the investigation, but in any event at least every six months.

 

Dated       21 September 2005.

 

 

 

HELEN COONAN

Minister for Communications,

Information Technology and the Arts