Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014

Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014 [Provisions]

9 February 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-143-5

View the report as a single document - (PDF 126KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 22KB)
Chapter 1 - Background (PDF 42KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Background to the bills
Overview of bill provisions

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 49KB)

Regulatory costs, burdens and consultation
Extension of the registration period for the DNCR
Decision to remove schedule 5 – record-keeping and retention requirements
Disclosure of personal information
Committee comment

Labor Senators' Dissenting Report

(PDF 17KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions (PDF 8KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526

About this inquiry

The reason for referral is that these bills contain a number of legislative changes which have the potential to significantly change the operation of the telecommunications industry. Especially concerning is Schedule 5, which will remove a requirement for telcos to divulge the number of warrantless metadata requests they receive from law enforcement agencies. In order to ensure regulatory stability in the telecommunications industry and transparency of warrantless requests, the industry and consumers must be able to provide feedback on these bills in detail.