Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 and Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]

On 30 October 2014, the Senate referred the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 and Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions] to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.

Submissions closing date is 10 December 2014. The reporting date is 9 February 2015.

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Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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

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About this inquiry

The reason for referral is that these bills contain a number of legislative changes which have the potential to significantly change the operation of the telecommunications industry. Especially concerning is Schedule 5, which will remove a requirement for telcos to divulge the number of warrantless metadata requests they receive from law enforcement agencies. In order to ensure regulatory stability in the telecommunications industry and transparency of warrantless requests, the industry and consumers must be able to provide feedback on these bills in detail.

Inquiry Status

Report tabled

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