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
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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.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 08 Sep 2005
Second reading moved 08 Sep 2005
Second reading debate 12 Sep 2005
Second reading debate 13 Sep 2005
Second reading agreed to 14 Sep 2005
Committee of the Whole debate 14 Sep 2005
Third reading agreed to 14 Sep 2005
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Sep 2005
Second reading moved 15 Sep 2005
Second reading agreed to 15 Sep 2005
Third reading agreed to 15 Sep 2005
Assent
  • Act no.: 119
  • Year: 2005
23 Sep 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.
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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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