30 Rules in relation to retention of recordings of programmes

(1)

The Authority may from time to time make and promulgate rules in relation to broadcasters to ensure that recordings of programmes broadcast by them are retained by the broadcaster or some other person, and are able to be obtained by the broadcaster when required to do so by the Authority.

(2)

Any such rules may apply generally to all broadcasters, or may apply only to broadcasters of specified types or classes, and may from time to time be varied, amended, or revoked.

(3)

Any rules made under this section may require a broadcaster, when requested to do so by the Authority, to obtain recordings of programmes broadcast by that broadcaster and to make suitable arrangements to enable the Authority to view or hear any recordings held or obtained by the broadcaster.

(4)

Every person commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 who fails to comply with any rules made under this section.

(5)

Rules made under this section are a legislative instrument and a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and must be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.

Section 30(1): substituted, on 1 July 2000, by section 5(1) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 3).

Section 30(3): substituted, on 1 July 2000, by section 5(2) of the Broadcasting Amendment Act 2000 (2000 No 3).

Section 30(4): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 30(5): replaced, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).