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Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019, the bill establishes an ongoing funding arrangement for fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure (the Regional Broadband Scheme) by imposing a monthly charge on carriers, including NBN Co Ltd, in relation to each premises connected to their network that has an active fixed-line superfast broadband service during the month.

Progress

Bill progress
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2019
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2019
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2020
Second reading agreed to 13 Feb 2020
Third reading agreed to 13 Feb 2020
Bill progress
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Feb 2020
Second reading moved 13 Feb 2020
Second reading debate 12 May 2020
Second reading debate 14 May 2020
Second reading agreed to 14 May 2020
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Requests details: 1 Government agreed to
14 May 2020
Bill agreed to, subject to requests 14 May 2020
Bill progress
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House made Senate requested amendment
14 May 2020
Bill progress
Senate
Third reading agreed to 14 May 2020
Bill progress
Finally passed both Houses 14 May 2020
Assent
  • Act no: 48
  • Year: 2020
25 May 2020

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

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.