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Second Reading Speeches

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding
Parliament no

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Amends the:

Do Not Call Register Act 2006
to clarify which party is responsible for making telemarketing calls and sending marketing faxes where third parties are carrying out the marketing activities;
Telecommunications Act 1997
to: enable industry codes to be varied; extend the application of the reimbursement scheme for developing consumer-related industry codes to varying these codes; and require code developers to publish draft code and draft variations and related public submissions; and
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Services Standards) Act 1999
to: require the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) scheme to comply with standards determined by the minister; and require independent periodic public reviews of the TIO scheme to be conducted.