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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 61CA

Definitions

                   In this Division:

"benchmark year" means:

                     (a)  in relation to a regional commercial radio broadcasting licence where a single trigger event has occurred--the 52-week period ending on the Saturday before the day on which the trigger event occurred; and

                     (b)  in relation to a regional commercial radio broadcasting licence where 2 or more trigger events have occurred--the 52-week period ending on the Saturday before the day on which the most recent trigger event occurred.

"community service announcement" means community information, or community promotional material, for the broadcast of which the licensee does not receive any consideration in cash or in kind.

"controller" has the same meaning as in Division 5A.

"designated local content program" means a program about matters of local significance, other than:

                     (a)  a news bulletin; or

                    (aa)  a weather bulletin; or

                     (b)  a community service announcement; or

                     (c)  an emergency warning.

"eligible local news bulletins" means local news bulletins that meet the following requirements:

                     (a)  the bulletins are broadcast during prime-time hours;

                     (b)  the bulletins adequately reflect matters of local significance;

                     (c)  none of the bulletins consists wholly of material that has previously been broadcast in the licence area concerned.

"eligible local weather bulletins" means local weather bulletins broadcast during prime-time hours.

"emergency service agency" means:

                     (a)  a police force or service; or

                     (b)  a fire service; or

                     (c)  a body that runs an emergency service specified in the regulations.

"local" (except in sections 61CR and 61CS) has a meaning affected by section 61CC.

"prime-time hours" means the hours:

                     (a)  beginning at 6 am each day or, if another time is prescribed, beginning at that prescribed time each day; and

                     (b)  ending at 10 am on the same day or, if another time is prescribed, ending at that prescribed time on the same day.

"Register" has the same meaning as in Division 5A.

"registrable media group" has the same meaning as in Division 5A.

"trigger event" has the meaning given by section 61CB.

"weather bulletin" means a weather bulletin that is transmitted:

                     (a)  as a stand-alone bulletin; or

                     (b)  in conjunction with a news bulletin.

"week" means a 7-day period that begins on a Sunday.



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