Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Consumer Safeguards and Other Measures) Bill 2023

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

Amends the: Competition and Consumer Act 2010, Telecommunications Act 1997 and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards Act 1999 to amend the operation of the statutory infrastructure provider regime; Telecommunications Act 1997 to enable the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to issue remedial notices to developers who do not install functional fibre-ready facilities in proximity to a development; Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 to enable the disclosure by the ACMA of certain information; Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to enable the minister to determine service areas that relate to a primary universal service provider; and Telecommunications Act 1997 and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to make technical amendments.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 07 Dec 2023
Second reading moved 07 Dec 2023
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2024
Referred to Federation Chamber 13 Feb 2024
Second reading debate 14 Feb 2024
Second reading agreed to 14 Feb 2024
Reported from Federation Chamber 14 Feb 2024
Third reading agreed to 14 Feb 2024

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

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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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