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Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Passed Both Houses
Parliament no
46

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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.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Oct 2021
Second reading moved 21 Oct 2021
Second reading debate 25 Nov 2021
Third reading agreed to 29 Nov 2021
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30 Nov 2021
Second reading moved 30 Nov 2021
Second reading debate 01 Dec 2021
Second reading agreed to 01 Dec 2021
Third reading agreed to 01 Dec 2021
Finally passed both Houses 01 Dec 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

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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

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Schedules of amendments

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