Telecommunications Amendment (Integrated Public Number Database) Bill 2009

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
Telecommunications Act 1997
  to: allow information contained in the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) to be disclosed to authorised persons to facilitate state and territory government initiated telephony-based emergency warning systems; require any disclosure of IPND information to be reported to the minister, Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Privacy Commissioner; and permit access to listed IPND data to provide a Location Dependent Carriage Service. Also contains offence provisions relating to the improper disclosure of information. 

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House of Representatives
23 Feb 2009Introduced and read a first time
23 Feb 2009Second reading moved
26 Feb 2009Second reading debate
26 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
26 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to
10 Mar 2009Introduced and read a first time
10 Mar 2009Second reading moved
10 Mar 2009Second reading debate
10 Mar 2009Second reading agreed to
10 Mar 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
10 Mar 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
11 Mar 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

11 Mar 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
26 Mar 2009Assent

Act no.: 16

Year: 2009

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