Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Part of a package of three bills to support the transition to the national broadband network, the bill: establishes the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA) as a statutory agency to implement and administer the service agreements or grants that deliver universal service and other public policy telecommunications outcomes; sets out the agency’s corporate governance structure and reporting and accountability requirements; provides for the minister, by legislative instrument, to make standards, rules or benchmarks for TUSMA contracts and grants; and provides for the Universal Service Obligation and National Relay Service industry levy regimes to be consolidated into a single regime to provide TUSMA funding. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
02 Nov 2011Introduced and read a first time
02 Nov 2011Second reading moved
07 Feb 2012Second reading debate
08 Feb 2012Second reading debate
08 Feb 2012Second reading agreed to
08 Feb 2012Consideration in detail debate
08 Feb 2012Third reading agreed to
Senate
09 Feb 2012Introduced and read a first time
09 Feb 2012Second reading moved
29 Feb 2012Second reading debate
29 Feb 2012Second reading agreed to
20 Mar 2012Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to

Requests details: 2 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
20 Mar 2012Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made Senate requested amendments
Senate
21 Mar 2012Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
21 Mar 2012Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


16 Apr 2012Assent

Act no.: 43

Year: 2012

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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.
  • 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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