Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the
Telstra Corporation Act 1991
in relation to: repeal of provisions which require the Commonwealth to retain 50.1 per cent of the equity in Telstra Corporation Limited; cessation of Ministerial directions and reporting obligations once the Commonwealth’s equity falls below certain percentages; foreign ownership limits; regular independent reviews of regional telecommunications; and sale provisions;
Telecommunications Act 1997
to permit licence conditions on Telstra to ensure that it maintains a local presence in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia;
Telstra Corporation Act 1991
, Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Regulations and Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Regulations to preserve employee entitlements;
Freedom of Information Act 1982
, Archives Regulations, Freedom of Information (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations,
Occupational Health and Safety (Commonwealth Employment) Act 1991
and Ombudsman Regulations to make transitional provisions and consequential amendments.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Jun 2003
Second reading moved 26 Jun 2003
Second reading agreed to 21 Aug 2003
Third reading agreed to 21 Aug 2003
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 21 Aug 2003
Second reading moved 21 Aug 2003
Second reading debate 27 Oct 2003
Second reading debate 28 Oct 2003
Second reading debate 29 Oct 2003
Second reading negatived 30 Oct 2003

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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

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  • 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.

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