Part of a package of five bills relating to the sale of the government’s equity in Telstra Corporation Limited, the bill amends the:
Telecommunications Act 1997 and
Trade Practices Act 1974 to provide for the operational and organisational separation of Telstra;
Telecommunications Act 1997 to: repeal the requirement for carriers to have an industry development plan (IDP); clarify the enforcement powers of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in relation to industry codes; amend the requirements for consultation on variations to the carriage service provider numbering plan; facilitate any-to-any connectivity; enable ACMA to accept enforceable undertakings; and provide that remedial directions issued by ACMA are not legislative instruments; and
Trade Practices Act 1974 in relation to: the operation of the telecommunications-specific competition regime; and interim determinations about access.