Spam (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
40
Summary
Introduced with the Spam Bill 2003, the bill makes consequential amendments to the
Telecommunications Act 1997
and the
Australian Communications Authority Act 1997
to provide a framework for the Australian Communications Authority to enforce the scheme regulating the sending of commercial electronic messages, including development of industry codes and standards, power to seek monitoring and investigatory warrants, and investigation of complaints and possible breaches. Also contains transitional provisions.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18 Sep 2003
Second reading moved 18 Sep 2003
Second reading agreed to 09 Oct 2003
Third reading agreed to 09 Oct 2003
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Oct 2003
Second reading moved 13 Oct 2003
Second reading agreed to 25 Nov 2003
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Opposition and 3 Australian Democrats agreed to
27 Nov 2003
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Opposition and 3 Australian Democrats agreed to
28 Nov 2003
Third reading agreed to 28 Nov 2003
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
02 Dec 2003
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments
03 Dec 2003
Assent
  • Act no.: 130
  • Year: 2003
12 Dec 2003

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

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