The majority voted in favour of passing the bills. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read them for a third time. This means that the bills will now go to the Senate, where they can decide whether to also pass them so they can become law.
What do the bills do?
The bills are part of an "historic package of reforms" that the Government announced earlier this year that affect free-to-air broadcasting in Australia.
Most controversially, the bills will repeal the ‘2 out of 3 cross-media control rule’, which:
prohibits a person controlling more than two out of three regulated media platforms (that is, a commercial television broadcasting licence, a commercial radio broadcasting licence and an associated newspaper) in any one commercial radio licence area.
Read more in the explanatory memorandum.