About this inquiry

The bills would amend the broadband regulatory framework by:

  • establishing the Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS) to provide for the funding of NBN Co satellite and fixed wireless services for regional areas;
  • creating statutory infrastructure provider (SIP) obligations; and
  • amending the carrier separation rules. 


Past Public Hearings

10 Aug 2017: CANBERRA, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed

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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2017 and Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2017

On 22 June 2017, the Senate referred the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2017 and the Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2017  to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.

The closing date for submission is 14 July 2017.

On 8 August 2017, the Senate agreed to extend the reporting date to 6 September 2017.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
ec.sen@aph.gov.au

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