Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2011

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Introduced with the National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010, the bill amends the:
Telecommunications Act 1997
Competition and Consumer Act 2010
  to: support the rollout of NBN-consistent fibre-to-the-premises networks in new real estate developments; place certain obligations on the supply of wholesale services by an NBN corporation; and require carriers (other than NBN corporations) operating certain superfast broadband networks to offer a wholesale Layer 2 ethernet bitstream service; and
Telecommunications Act 1997
  in relation to infringement notices. 

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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

Amendment details: 2 Australian Greens agreed to
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
25 Mar 2011Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 35 Government [4 as amended by 15 Australian Greens-Independent (Xenophon)], 1 Australian Greens and 24 Independent (Xenophon) 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.: 23

Year: 2011

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  • 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

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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