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This instrument declares the “applicable number” for the purposes of the application of subsection 43C(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to specified classes of regional commercial radio broadcasting licences.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Registered 07 Aug 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Aug-2017
Tabled Senate09-Aug-2017

Commonwealth of Australia

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Broadcasting (Hours of Local Content) Declaration No. 1 of 2017

 

I, MITCH FIFIELD, Minister for Communications, make the following Declaration

Dated 1/8/2017.

 

 

MITCH FIFIELD

Minister for Communications

 

1.    Name of Declaration

This Declaration is the Broadcasting (Hours of Local Content) Declaration No.1 of 2017.

2.    Commencement

This Declaration commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

3.    Authority

This Declaration is made under paragraph 43C(3)(c) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

4.    Repeal

The Broadcasting (Hours of Local Content) Declaration No.1 of 2007 in force immediately before this Declaration commences is repealed.

5.    Definitions

In this Declaration:           

Act means the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

ACMA means the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

regional commercial radio broadcasting licence has the meaning given by subsection 43C(8) of the Act.

small licence means a regional commercial radio broadcasting licence located in a licence area in which the total population of the licence area is fewer than 30,000 people, according to the most recent determination made by ACMA under section 30 of the Act.

 

6.    Applicable Number

(1)   For a licence that is a small licence, the applicable number is 30 minutes.

 

(2)   For other regional commercial radio broadcasting licences, the applicable number is 3 hours.

 

Note:      Subsection 43C(2A) of the Act provides that regional commercial radio broadcasting licence conditions relating to local content do not apply to a regional racing service  radio licence, a remote area service radio licence, and a licence allocated under subsection 40(1).