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Standards/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Variation to the Broadcasting Services (Commercial Radio Compliance Program) Standard 2000
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Registered 24 Aug 2010
Start Date 26 Mar 2003
End Date 01 May 2012
Date of repeal 01 May 2012
Repealed by Broadcasting Services (Commercial Radio Compliance Program) Standard Revocation 2012

Broadcasting Services (Commercial Radio Compliance Program) Standard 2000

as amended

made under subsection 125 (2) of the

This compilation was prepared on 23 August 2010
taking into account amendments up to Variation to the
Broadcasting Services (Commercial Radio Compliance Program) Standard 2000

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

Part 1                    Introductory                                                                                   

                        1     Name of standard [see Note 1]                                                             3

                        2     Duration                                                                                              3

                        3     Object of standard                                                                               3

                        4     What this standard does                                                                      3

Part 2                    Terms used in this standard                                                     

                        5     Definitions                                                                                           4

Part 3                    Compliance Program                                                                  

                        6     Requirements for compliance program                                                   5

Notes                                                                                                                                6

 


Compliance program for commercial radio broadcasters

Part 1                    Introductory

  

1              Name of standard [see Note 1]

                This standard is the Broadcasting Services (Commercial Radio Compliance Program) Standard 2000.

2              Duration

                This standard commences on 15 January 2001.

3              Object of standard

                The object of this standard is to ensure community safeguards operate effectively by promoting compliance with the requirements of the Act, standards and the codes.

4              What this standard does

                This standard requires commercial radio broadcasting licensees to formulate, implement and maintain a compliance program to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Act, standards and the codes.

Part 2                    Terms used in this standard

5              Definitions

                In this standard:

ABA means Australian Broadcasting Authority

Act means the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

code means a code of practice for licensees registered by the Australian Broadcasting Authority under section 123 of the Act.

licensee means a holder of a commercial radio broadcasting licence.

senior officer means an officer who reports directly to the chief executive officer or the board of the licensee company or a managing company, in the case of a radio network.

standard means a program standard determined by the ABA under part 9 of the Act.

Part 3                 Compliance Program

6              Requirements for compliance program

         (1)   A licensee must formulate, implement and maintain a compliance program to ensure its compliance with the requirements of the Act, the standards and the codes.

         (2)   The compliance program must contain the following elements:

                (a)    a formal written compliance policy;

               (b)    designation of a senior officer with primary responsibility for organisational compliance with the policy;

                (c)    provision of copies of the compliance policy, standards and codes to all members of staff in all operational areas of the licensee;

               (d)    establishment of a formal training program for all members of staff in all operational areas of the licensee, to be conducted at induction and at least once a year;

                (e)    a monitoring strategy for the compliance program; and

                (f)    an annual audit of compliance.


Notes to the Broadcasting Services (Commercial Radio Compliance Program) Standard 2000

Note 1

The Broadcasting Services (Commercial Radio Compliance Program) Standard 2000 (in force under subsection 125 (2) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Broadcasting Services (Commercial Radio Compliance Program) Standard 2000
(F2006B00445)

29 Nov 2000 (see Gazette 2000,
No. GN47)

15 Jan 2001

Variation to the Broadcasting Services (Commercial Radio Compliance Program) Standard 2000
(F2005B03340)

26 Mar 2003 (see Gazette 2003,
No. GN12)

26 Mar 2003

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

C. 2.........................................

am. F2005B03340