Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Do Not Call Register Act 2006
  to clarify which party is responsible for making telemarketing calls and sending marketing faxes where third parties are carrying out the marketing activities;
Telecommunications Act 1997
  to: enable industry codes to be varied; extend the application of the reimbursement scheme for developing consumer-related industry codes to varying these codes; require code developers to publish draft code and draft variations and related public submissions; and make amendments consequent on the new Australian Privacy Principles; and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Services Standards) Act 1999
  to: require the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) scheme to comply with standards determined by the minister; and require independent periodic public reviews of the TIO scheme to be conducted. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
14 Nov 2013Introduced and read a first time
14 Nov 2013Second reading moved
10 Dec 2013Second reading debate
11 Feb 2014Second reading debate
11 Feb 2014Second reading agreed to
11 Feb 2014Third reading agreed to
Senate
11 Feb 2014Introduced and read a first time
11 Feb 2014Second reading moved
13 Feb 2014Second reading debate
13 Feb 2014Second reading agreed to
13 Feb 2014Third reading agreed to


13 Feb 2014Text of bill as passed both Houses
28 Feb 2014Assent

Act no.: 3

Year: 2014

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