Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Introduced with the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014, the bill: amends the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 to remove the requirement for the minister to prepare a statement of estimate of overall levy target amount; repeals the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 to abolish the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA); repeals the Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Act 1997 to remove the redundant universal service levy; and transfers TUSMA’s functions and contractual responsibilities to the Department of Communications; amends the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005, Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to make amendments consequential on the regulation of the supply of telephone sex services via a standard telephone service being removed from the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999; Do Not Call Register Act 2006 to enable an indefinite registration period for numbers on the register; Telecommunications Act 1997 to: remove the arrangements for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to register e-marketing industry codes; and reduce obligations on telecommunications providers to provide pre-selection; and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to: remove gazettal publishing requirements; and reduce requirements on carriage service providers in relation to customer service guarantees; and makes consequential amendments to six Acts.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 22 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 25 Nov 2014
Second reading agreed to 25 Nov 2014
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
25 Nov 2014
Third reading agreed to 25 Nov 2014
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01 Dec 2014
Second reading moved 01 Dec 2014
Second reading debate 25 Mar 2015
Second reading agreed to 25 Mar 2015
Third reading agreed to 25 Mar 2015
Finally passed both Houses 25 Mar 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 38
  • Year: 2015
13 Apr 2015

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Proposed amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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