Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Issues) Bill 2005

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts 
Originating house
Senate 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
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. 

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Progress

Senate
08 Sep 2005Introduced and read a first time
08 Sep 2005Second reading moved
12 Sep 2005Second reading debate
13 Sep 2005Second reading debate
14 Sep 2005Second reading agreed to
14 Sep 2005Committee of the Whole debate
14 Sep 2005Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
15 Sep 2005Introduced and read a first time
15 Sep 2005Second reading moved
15 Sep 2005Second reading agreed to
15 Sep 2005Third reading agreed to


23 Sep 2005Assent

Act no.: 119

Year: 2005

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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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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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