Senate debates

Thursday, 21 March 2013


Environment and Communications References Committee; Reference

3:56 pm

Photo of Jacinta CollinsJacinta Collins (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations) Share this | | Hansard source

by leave—I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 June 2013:

The effectiveness of current regulatory arrangements (under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and the Copyright Act 1968) in dealing with the simultaneous transmission of radio programs using the broadcasting services bands and the internet ('simulcast'), including:

(a) the impact of current regulation on stakeholders including broadcasters, copyright holders, including both publishing and performance rights holders, and the audience;

(b) the operation of licensing arrangement schemes in international jurisdictions; and

(c) any related matter.

Question agreed to.