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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 61AA

Definitions

                   In this Division:

"commencement day" means the day on which Schedule 2 to the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Act 2006 commences.

"controller" of a media group means a person who is in a position to exercise control of each media operation in the media group.

"daytime/evening hours" means the hours:

                     (a)  beginning at 6 am each day; and

                     (b)  ending at midnight on the same day.

"engage in conduct" means:

                     (a)  do an act; or

                     (b)  omit to perform an act.

"interest" in a share means a legal or equitable interest in the share.

"media group" means a group of 2 or more media operations.

"media operation" means:

                     (a)  a commercial television broadcasting licence; or

                     (b)  a commercial radio broadcasting licence; or

                     (c)  a newspaper that is associated with the licence area of a commercial television broadcasting licence or a commercial radio broadcasting licence.

"metropolitan licence area" means:

                     (a)  a licence area in which is situated the General Post Office of the capital city of:

                              (i)  New South Wales; or

                             (ii)  Victoria; or

                            (iii)  Queensland; or

                            (iv)  Western Australia; or

                             (v)  South Australia; or

                     (b)  the licence area known as Western Suburbs Sydney RA1.

"name" of a commercial television broadcasting licence or a commercial radio broadcasting licence means the service licence number of the licence.

"points" , in relation to the licence area of a commercial radio broadcasting licence, has the meaning given by section 61AC.

"regional licence area" means a licence area that is not a metropolitan licence area.

"Register" means the Register of Controlled Media Groups maintained under section 61AU.

"registered controller" of a registered media group means a person whose name is entered in the Register as a controller of the media group.

"registered media group" means a media group that is entered in the Register.

"registrable media group" , in relation to the licence area of a commercial radio broadcasting licence, means a media group covered by item 1 of the table in subsection 61AC(1) in its application to that licence area. For this purpose, disregard subsection 61AC(2).

"scheme" means:

                     (a)  any agreement, arrangement, understanding, promise or undertaking, whether express or implied and whether or not enforceable, or intended to be enforceable, by legal proceedings; and

                     (b)  any scheme, plan, proposal, action, course of action or course of conduct, whether unilateral or otherwise.

"shared content test" has the meaning given by section 61AE.

"statutory control rules" has the meaning given by section 61AD.

"unacceptable media diversity situation" has the meaning given by section 61AB.



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