Postal Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the:
Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989
  to: extend the responsibilities of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in relation to Australia Post; exclude document exchanges and aggregation services from Australia Post’s reserved services; provide for enforcement of infringement of Australia Post’s reserved services; allow performance standards in relation to Australia Post’s delivery arrangements to be prescribed; update a reference to a repealed Act; and establish a levy on Australia Post to fund the new functions conferred on the ACCC; and
Trade Practices Act 1974
  to allow the ACCC to delegate its powers under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 to a member of the Commission. Also contains application and saving provisions. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
19 Jun 2003Introduced and read a first time
19 Jun 2003Second reading moved
18 Feb 2004Second reading agreed to
18 Feb 2004Third reading agreed to
Senate
01 Mar 2004Introduced and read a first time
01 Mar 2004Second reading moved
12 May 2004Second reading agreed to
12 May 2004Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Government (as amended by 7 Opposition), 5 Opposition, and 1 Australian Democrats agreed to; 11 items and 1 Division negatived
12 May 2004Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
12 May 2004Message from Senate reported
03 Jun 2004Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1-5, 10-12, disagreed to 9 and made an amendment in place thereof
Senate
15 Jun 2004Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on amendments disagreed to by the House, and agreed to the amendment made in place of amendment no. 9


22 Jun 2004Assent

Act no.: 69

Year: 2004

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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