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BROADCASTING SERVICES AMENDMENT ACT 1997 No. 115 of 1997 - SCHEDULE 1

Schedule 1-Amendment of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 1 At the end of the
title
Add ", and for related purposes". 2 After paragraph 158(d)
Insert:

   (da) to conduct investigations as directed by the Minister under section
        171; and 3 Section 171
Repeal the section, substitute: 171 Minister may direct ABA to conduct an
investigation

(1) The Minister may direct the ABA in writing to investigate any matter with
respect to which the Parliament is given power to make laws by paragraph 51(v)
of the Constitution.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the Minister may direct the ABA to
investigate:

   (a)  any matter that the Minister is satisfied should be investigated in
        the interests of the due administration of this Act; or

   (b)  any matter relating to the future regulation or operation of a
        telecommunications service.

(3) In this section:
telecommunications service has the same meaning as in the
Telecommunications Act 1991. 4 Section 172
Omit "for the purposes of the performance or exercise of any of its functions
and powers". 5 Saving
If, immediately before the commencement of this Act, the ABA was conducting,
or was about to conduct, an investigation at the direction of the Minister
under section 171 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 as then in force, that
Act as amended by this Act applies to the investigation as if the direction to
conduct the investigation had been given by the Minister under section 171 of
that Act as so amended.

[Minister's second reading speech made in-
Senate on 10 October 1996
House of Representatives on 25 June 1997] 


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