National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2011

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2010, the bill provides: for the operations of NBN Co and any NBN corporations; for ownership and control of NBN Co; for certain reporting obligations of NBN Co; for anti-avoidance obligations of NBN Co; powers to the Federal Court to grant injunctions; that NBN Co is not a public authority; that NBN corporations are not subject to the
Public Works Committee Act 1969
; and for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Ownership of NBN Co to be established for the specific purpose of examining a Productivity Commission report on its inquiry into the NBN and cease to exist after it has reported to Parliament. 

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House of Representatives
25 Nov 2010Introduced and read a first time
25 Nov 2010Second reading moved
09 Feb 2011Second reading debate
28 Feb 2011Second reading debate
01 Mar 2011Second reading debate
01 Mar 2011Consideration in detail debate
01 Mar 2011Third reading agreed to
02 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
02 Mar 2011Second reading moved
21 Mar 2011Second reading debate
24 Mar 2011Second reading agreed to
24 Mar 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 18 Government agreed to
25 Mar 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 2 Government and 1 Australian Greens agreed to
25 Mar 2011Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
28 Mar 2011Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

28 Mar 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
12 Apr 2011Assent

Act no.: 22

Year: 2011

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