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Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Introduced with the Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015, the bill amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: amend account keeping and licence fee administration arrangements for commercial broadcasters and datacasting transmitter licensees; remove duplicative requirements for licensees, publishers and controllers to notify the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) of certain changes in control of regulated media assets; and provide a consistent classification arrangement for all television programs, including films; Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to clarify the complaints handling and information gathering functions of the ACMA; Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to remove the ability of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to issue tariff filing directions to certain carriers and carriage service providers; Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and Telecommunications Act 1997 to amend the statutory information collection powers of the ACMA and the ACCC; Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to make technical amendments; and Telecommunications Act 1997 and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to enable the development of an industry-based scheme for the management of telephone numbering resources. Also repeals 53 Acts and removes redundant provisions in four Acts.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2015
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2015
Second reading debate 10 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 10 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 10 Feb 2016
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22 Feb 2016
Second reading moved 22 Feb 2016
Second reading debate 22 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 22 Feb 2016
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
22 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 22 Feb 2016
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 22 Feb 2016
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House disagreed to Senate amendment
25 Feb 2016
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 01 Mar 2016
Lapsed at prorogation 17 Apr 2016

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest

Helpful information

Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.