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BROADCASTING SERVICES ACT 1992 - SECT 92E

Criteria for deciding whether to allocate a licence

             (1)  In deciding whether to allocate a temporary community broadcasting licence to an applicant or to one of a group of applicants, the ACMA may have regard to:

                     (a)  the undesirability of one person being in a position to exercise control of more than one community broadcasting licence that is a broadcasting services bands licence in the same licence area; and

                     (b)  the undesirability of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory or a political party being in a position to exercise control of a temporary community broadcasting licence.

             (2)  In deciding whether to allocate a temporary community broadcasting licence to an applicant or to one of a group of applicants, the ACMA is not to have regard to:

                     (a)  the extent to which the proposed service would meet the existing and perceived future needs of the community within the licence area of the proposed licence; and

                     (b)  the nature and diversity of the interests of that community; and

                     (c)  the nature and diversity of other broadcasting services (including national broadcasting services) available within that licence area; and

                     (d)  the capacity of the applicant to provide the proposed service.



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