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1992 No. 260 POLITICAL BROADCASTS (COMMONWEALTH ELECTIONS) REGULATIONS - REG 10

Grant of free time in relation to Senate elections
10. (1) Subject to subregulations (2) and (3), for the purposes of subsection
95L (2) of the Act, the period of free time to be granted to a person in
relation to a Senate election is the number of minutes calculated using the
formula:
total time x 0.1 where:

"total time" means the total free time available in respect of the Senate
election, being the free time available in an election in relation to the
State or Territory concerned, calculated in accordance with regulation 8.

(2) If it appears to the Tribunal that one or more political parties, groups
or candidates may be granted a period of free time under section 95M of the
Act, the Tribunal must deduct, from the period determined in accordance with
subregulation (1), a period of free time, not exceeding 5% of the total time
referred to in that subregulation, sufficient for the grant of free time to
the parties, groups or candidates in accordance with regulation 11.

(3) For the purposes of subsection 95L (3) of the Act, if 2 or more persons
must be granted a period of free time under section 95L:

   (a)  the Tribunal must divide the period of free time determined in
        accordance with subregulation (1) equally between them; and

   (b)  subregulation (2) does not apply. 


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