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Second Reading Speeches

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Information Disclosure, National Interest and Other Measures) Bill 2022

Type
Government
Portfolio
Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Telecommunications Act 1997
to: enable carriers and carriage service providers to use and disclose information for purposes connected to the prevention of a serious threat to the life or health of a person; authorise the use and disclosure of unlisted numbers and associated addresses for the purposes of dealing with matters raised by a call to an emergency service number; confer civil immunities on telecommunications companies for the provision of reasonably necessary assistance to the Commonwealth, states or territories to respond during emergencies if a national emergency declaration is in force; and amend record-keeping requirements to require more detailed records of information to be recorded for authorised disclosures; and
Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021
and
Telecommunications Act 1997
to make minor technical amendments.

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