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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Communications

Summary

Introduced with the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014, the bill: amends the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 to remove the requirement for the minister to prepare a statement of estimate of overall levy target amount; repeals the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 to abolish the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA); repeals the Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Act 1997 to remove the redundant universal service levy; transfers TUSMA’s functions and contractual responsibilities to the Department of Communications; amends the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005, Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to make amendments consequential on the regulation of the supply of telephone sex services via a standard telephone service being removed from the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999; Do Not Call Register Act 2006 to enable an indefinite registration period for numbers on the register; Telecommunications Act 1997 to: remove the arrangements for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to register e-marketing industry codes; and reduce obligations on telecommunications providers to provide pre-selection; and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to: remove gazettal publishing requirements; and reduce requirements on carriage service providers in relation to customer service guarantees; and makes consequential amendments to six Acts.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/10/14  
Second reading moved 22/10/14  
Second reading debate 25/11/14  
Second reading agreed to 25/11/14  
Consideration in detail debate 25/11/14 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 25/11/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/12/14  
Second reading moved 01/12/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet HG115]

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (30/10/2014): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 09/02/2015
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