Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Regular Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2005

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
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Summary

Responds to recommendations of the Regional Telecommunications Inquiry Report of 2002 by amending the: Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to provide a framework for future, regular independent reviews and reports of the adequacy of regional telecommunications services; Telecommunications Act 1997 to clarify that any licence condition requiring Telstra to maintain a local presence in regional, rural or remote parts of Australia may empower the minister or the Australian Communications Authority to make decisions of an administrative character; and Telstra Corporation Act 1991 to require at least two directors of Telstra to have knowledge of or experience of rural or remote as well as regional areas of Australia. Also makes amendments to the Telecommunications Act 1997 and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 consequential on the establishment of the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Mar 2005
Second reading moved 10 Mar 2005
Second reading agreed to 17 Mar 2005
Third reading agreed to 17 Mar 2005
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 May 2005
Second reading moved 11 May 2005
Second reading debate 20 Jun 2005
Second reading agreed to 23 Jun 2005
(After Midnight)
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 14 Opposition agreed to
23 Jun 2005
(After Midnight)
Third reading agreed to 23 Jun 2005
(After Midnight)
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 09 Aug 2005
Lapsed at dissolution 17 Oct 2007

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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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.
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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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