Broadcasting Services Amendment (Regional Commercial Radio) Bill 2011

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This Bill proposes to amend the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (the BSA) with the aim of easing the regulatory burden on regional commercial radio broadcasters. At the same time, the Bill intends that licensees will be required to continue to provide local content for regional audiences.  The Bill proposes to provide exemptions to local content requirements for certain broadcasters and to revise provisions relating to changes of control of licences, known as ‘trigger events’. The Bill also includes amendments which are intended to ensure consistency with international obligations under the Australia—United States Free Trade Agreement.

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