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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 125

ACMA may determine program standards where codes of practice fail or where no code of practice developed

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  the ACMA is satisfied that there is convincing evidence that a code of practice registered under section 123 is not operating to provide appropriate community safeguards for a matter referred to in subsection 123(2) in a particular section of the broadcasting industry; and

                     (b)  the ACMA is satisfied that it should determine a standard in relation to that matter;

the ACMA must, in writing, determine a standard in relation to that matter.

             (2)  If:

                     (a)  no code of practice has been registered under section 123 for a matter referred to in subsection 123(2) in a particular section of the broadcasting industry; and

                     (b)  the ACMA is satisfied that it should determine a standard in relation to that matter;

the ACMA must, by notice in writing, determine a standard in relation to that matter.



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