Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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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.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Nov 2013
Second reading moved 14 Nov 2013
Second reading debate 10 Dec 2013
Second reading debate 11 Feb 2014
Second reading agreed to 11 Feb 2014
Third reading agreed to 11 Feb 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 11 Feb 2014
Second reading moved 11 Feb 2014
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2014
Second reading agreed to 13 Feb 2014
Third reading agreed to 13 Feb 2014
Text of bill as passed both Houses 13 Feb 2014
Assent
  • Act no.: 3
  • Year: 2014
28 Feb 2014

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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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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Schedules of amendments

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