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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 139

Offence for breach of conditions of licences and class licences

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a commercial television broadcasting licensee; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person's conduct breaches a condition of the licence set out in subclause 7(1) (other than paragraph 7(1)(ia)) of Schedule 2.

Penalty:  2,000 penalty units.

          (1A)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a commercial television broadcasting licensee; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person's conduct breaches the condition of the licence set out in paragraph 7(1)(ia) of Schedule 2.

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

          (1B)  An offence against subsection (1A) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

          (1C)  Subsection (1A) is a designated infringement notice provision.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a subscription television broadcasting licensee; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person's conduct breaches a condition of a subscription television broadcasting licence set out in section 103P, 103Q, 103S, 103T, 103V, 103W, 103Y or 103Z, or in subclause 10(1) of Schedule 2.

Penalty:  1,000 penalty units.

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a commercial radio broadcasting licensee; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person's conduct breaches a condition of the licence set out in subclause 8(1) (other than paragraph 8(1)(ha)) of Schedule 2.

Penalty:  500 penalty units.

          (3A)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a commercial radio broadcasting licensee; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person's conduct breaches the condition of the licence set out in paragraph 8(1)(ha) of Schedule 2.

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

          (3B)  An offence against subsection (3A) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

          (3C)  Subsection (3A) is a designated infringement notice provision.

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a community broadcasting licensee (other than a temporary community broadcasting licensee); and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person's conduct breaches a condition of the licence set out in subclause 9(1) of Schedule 2.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (5)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is a temporary community broadcasting licensee; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person's conduct breaches a condition of the licence set out in subclause 9(1) (other than paragraph 9(1)(h)) of Schedule 2.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (6)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person provides a subscription radio broadcasting service, a subscription narrowcasting service or an open narrowcasting service; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person's conduct breaches a condition set out in subclause 11(1) of Schedule 2.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (7)  In this section:

"engage in conduct" means:

                     (a)  do an act; or

                     (b)  omit to perform an act.



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