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This instrument is designed to provide guidance to the licensees in the licence areas specified in Schedule 1 to the instrument about what is meant by the expression ‘local’.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 26 Feb 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR27-Feb-2018
Tabled Senate19-Mar-2018

 

The Australian Communications And Media Authority makes the following instrument under subsection 61CC(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

Dated: 23 February 2018

                                                                                                                  Nerida O’Loughlin

[signed]

Member

 

James Cameron

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

 

                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

                                     


 

Part 1—Preliminary

1  Name

                   This is the Broadcasting Services (Meaning of Local) Instrument 2018.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences at the start of the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Note:    The Federal Register of Legislation may be accessed at www.legislation.gov.au.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 61CC(1) of the Act.

4  Repeal of the Broadcasting Services (Meaning of Local) Instrument 2007

                   The Broadcasting Services (Meaning of Local) Instrument 2007 (Registration No. F2007L04527) is repealed.

5  Purpose and application of instrument            

This instrument defines what is meant by the expression local for the purposes of Subdivision B of Division 5C of Part 5 of the Act for the licence areas specified in Schedule 1.

Note:    Division 5C of Part 5 of the Act does not apply to:

(a)  a licence allocated under subsection 40(1) of the Act (see section 50A of the Act);

(b)  a remote area service radio licence (see paragraph 61CAA(a) of the Act); or

(c)  a regional racing service radio licence (see paragraph 61CAA(b) of the Act).

6  Definitions                                          

In this instrument:

Act means the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 as in force from time to time; and

licensee means a holder of a regional commercial radio broadcasting licence.

Note:    A number of other expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act. The expression ‘licence area’ is defined in subsection 6(1) of the Act, and the following expressions are defined in section 61CA of the Act:

(a)  community service announcement;

(b)  designated local content program;

(c)  news bulletin;

(d)  regional commercial radio broadcasting licence;

(e) regional licence area; and

(f)  weather bulletin.

 

 


 

Part 2Definition

7   Meaning of Local

                News bulletins, weather bulletins, community service announcements and designated local content programs are local if they relate to a licensee’s licence area. 

 

 

                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Schedule 1              Licence areas

Regional licence areas:


ALBANY RA1  

ALBURY RA1  

ALICE SPRINGS RA1  

ARMIDALE RA1  

ATHERTON RA1  

BALLARAT RA1  

BATHURST RA1  

BEGA RA1  

BENDIGO RA1  

BRIDGETOWN RA1  

BROKEN HILL RA1  

BUNBURY RA1  

BUNDABERG RA1  

BURNIE RA1  

CAIRNS RA1  

CAMPBELLTOWN RA1  

CANBERRA RA1  

CARNARVON RA1  

CHARLEVILLE RA1  

CHARTERS TOWERS RA1  

COFFS HARBOUR RA1  

COLAC RA1  

COOMA RA1  

DARWIN RA1  

DENILIQUIN RA1  

DEVONPORT RA1

DUBBO RA1

EMERALD RA1

ESPERANCE RA1

GEELONG RA1

GERALDTON RA1

GOLD COAST RA1

GOSFORD RA1

GOULBURN RA1

GRAFTON RA1

GRIFFITH RA1

GUNNEDAH RA1

GYMPIE RA1

HAMILTON RA1

HOBART RA1

HORSHAM RA1

INNISFAIL RA1

INVERELL RA1

IPSWICH RA1

KALGOORLIE RA1

KARRATHA RA1

KATANNING RA1

KATOOMBA RA1

KEMPSEY RA1

KINGAROY RA1

LAUNCESTON RA1

LISMORE RA1

LITHGOW RA1

LONGREACH RA1

MACKAY RA1

MANDURAH RA1

MARYBOROUGH (QLD) RA1

MARYBOROUGH (VIC) RA1

MERREDIN RA1

MILDURA RA1

MOREE RA1

MT GAMBIER RA1

MT ISA RA1

MUDGEE RA1

MUDGEE RA3

MURRAY BRIDGE RA1

MURWILLUMBAH RA1

MUSWELLBROOK RA1

NAMBOUR RA1

NARROGIN RA1

NEWCASTLE RA1

NORTHAM RA1

NOWRA RA1

ORANGE RA1

PARKES RA1

PORT HEDLAND RA1

PORT LINCOLN RA1

QUEENSTOWN RA1

RIVERLAND RA1

ROCKHAMPTON RA1

ROMA RA1

SALE RA1

SCOTTSDALE RA1

SHEPPARTON RA1

SPENCER GULF NORTH RA1

SWAN HILL RA1

TAMWORTH RA1

TAREE RA1

TOOWOOMBA/WARWICK RA1

TOWNSVILLE RA1

WAGGA WAGGA RA1

WANGARATTA RA1

WARRAGUL RA1

WARRNAMBOOL RA1

WOLLONGONG RA1

YOUNG RA1