Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Submarine Cable Protection) Bill 2013

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Telecommunications Act 1997
  in relation to the regulatory regime for the protection of international submarine cables landing in Australia by: ensuring consistency with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea by modifying the regime’s application, including criminal and civil enforcement options, to foreign ships and nationals in the water beyond Australia’s territorial seas; enabling domestic submarine cables to be brought within the scope of the regime by regulation; providing for a consultation process between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Attorney-General’s department on submarine cable installation permit applications; amending the submarine cable installation permit process by removing the requirement to obtain multiple permits, tightening processing timeframes and removing duplicated processes; and amending the operation of the protection zone declaration, revocation and variation processes; and
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
  and
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
  to make consequential amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
14 Nov 2013Introduced and read a first time
14 Nov 2013Second reading moved
03 Dec 2013Second reading debate
04 Dec 2013Second reading debate
05 Dec 2013Second reading debate
05 Dec 2013Second reading agreed to
05 Dec 2013Third reading agreed to
Senate
05 Dec 2013Introduced and read a first time
05 Dec 2013Second reading moved
15 May 2014Second reading debate
15 May 2014Second reading agreed to
15 May 2014Third reading agreed to


15 May 2014Finally passed both Houses
27 May 2014Assent

Act no.: 33

Year: 2014

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