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Adding or removing news source from registered news business

             (1)  A registered news business corporation for a registered news business may apply to the ACMA for:

                     (a)  the addition of a news source to the news business; or

                     (b)  the removal of a news source from the news business.

             (2)  The application must:

                     (a)  be in writing; and

                     (b)  set out every news source that comprises the news business; and

                     (c)  specify the news source to be added or removed; and

                     (d)  if regulations made for the purposes of this paragraph specify requirements--meet those requirements.

             (3)  The ACMA may add the news source to the news business if the ACMA considers that:

                     (a)  the application is in accordance with subsection (2); and

                     (b)  the news source does not form part of another news business that is a registered news business; and

                     (c)  the corporation would continue to meet the requirement in 52L (connection between applicant corporation and news business) in relation to the news business if the news source were added to the news business; and

                     (d)  the news business would continue to meet all of the following requirements if the news source were added to the news business:

                              (i)  the requirement in subsection 52N(1) (the content test);

                             (ii)  the requirement in subsection 52O(1) (the Australian audience test);

                            (iii)  the requirement in subsection 52P(1) (the professional standards test).

             (4)  The ACMA may remove the news source from the registered news business if the application is in accordance with subsection (2).

             (5)  The ACMA must publish details of the addition or removal on the ACMA's website.

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