Do Not Call Register Bill 2006

Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Introduced with the Do Not Call Register (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2006, the bill establishes a framework to regulate and minimise unsolicited telemarketing calls, including: establishing a Do Not Call Register which will allow individuals to register their home and mobile numbers on the register for a period of 3 years; establishing a complaints mechanism; and providing for a civil penalties regime. 

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House of Representatives
25 May 2006Introduced and read a first time
25 May 2006Second reading moved
15 Jun 2006Second reading agreed to
15 Jun 2006Third reading agreed to
19 Jun 2006Introduced and read a first time
19 Jun 2006Second reading moved
21 Jun 2006Second reading agreed to
22 Jun 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
22 Jun 2006Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
22 Jun 2006Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendment

30 Jun 2006Assent

Act no.: 88

Year: 2006

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