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Second Reading Speeches

Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends: the

Telecommunications Act 1997
to: define Telstra successor companies and designated Telstra successor entities and replace references to Telstra with references to the successor entities; allow the Minister and Australian Communications and Media Authority to make determinations relating to the designated successor entities; and make technical and consequential amendments; Telstra Corporation Act 2001 to extend existing regulations relating to the operation and ownership of Telstra to its successor entities; the
Competition and Consumer Act 2010
to: extend existing regulations relating to the operation and ownership of Telstra to its successor entities; and make consequential amendments; the
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
to: extend the Minister's powers to impose service provider obligations to Telstra's successor entities and retail price controls on each successor entity; and make consequential technical amendments; and amends three regulations, four determinations and a code of access in relation to ownership of Telstra shares, access to telecommunications infrastructure, carrier licence conditions, emergency call persons and services, real estate development exemptions, arbitration and sunsetting.

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