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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010

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2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, before item 1, page 4 (line 5), omit the heading (Act name).

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(2)     Schedule 1, item 1 to 5, page 4 (lines 6 to 24), omit the items.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 6, page 5 (lines 2 to 5), omit the item.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(4)     Schedule 1, items 11 to 15, page 5 (line 22) to page 6 (line 19), omit the items.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(5)     Schedule 1, item 17, page 6 (lines 27 and 28), omit “, 577CD or 577ED”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(6)     Schedule 1, item 17, page 6 (lines 29 and 30), omit the note, substitute:

Note:          Section 577AD deals with an undertaking given by Telstra.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(7)     Schedule 1, item 18, page 7 (lines 1 to 6), omit the item.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(8)     Schedule 1, item 19, page 7 (lines 10 and 11), omit “, 577CD or 577ED”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(9)     Schedule 1, item 19, page 7 (lines 12 and 13), omit the note, substitute:

Note:          Section 577AD deals with an undertaking given by Telstra.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(10)   Schedule 1, item 21, page 7 (lines 18 to 23), omit the item.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(11)   Schedule 1, item 22, page 7 (lines 27 and 28), omit “, 577CD or 577ED”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(12)   Schedule 1, item 23, page 7 (lines 31 and 32), omit the note, substitute:

Note 1A:    Section 577AD deals with an undertaking given by Telstra.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(13)   Schedule 1, items 24 and 25, page 8 (lines 1 to 8), omit the items.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(14)   Schedule 1, item 26, page 8 (lines 12 and 13), omit “, 577CD or 577ED”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(15)   Schedule 1, item 27, page 8 (lines 16 and 17), omit the note, substitute:

Note 1A:    Section 577AD deals with an undertaking given by Telstra.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(16)   Schedule 1, items 28 and 29, page 8 (lines 18 to 25), omit the items.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(17)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 9 (lines 5 to 24), omit the outline box, substitute:

•         Telstra may give an undertaking about structural separation.

•         The undertaking comes into force when it is accepted by the ACCC.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(18)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 11 (line 27), omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

[Disallowance of instruments]

(19)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 12 (line 4), omit “written”, substitute “legislative”.

[Disallowance of instruments]

(20)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 13 (lines 17 and 18), omit “the associated provisions”, substitute “subsection 577BC(2)”.

[Competition]

(21)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 13 (line 24), omit “the associated provisions”, substitute “subsection 577BC(2)”.

[Competition]

(22)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 13 (lines 28 to 32), omit subparagraphs (22) and (23).

[Disallowance of instruments]

(23)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 14 (lines 3 to 5), omit the definition of associated provision .

[Competition]

(24)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 14 (lines 32 and 33), omit subparagraphs (vii) and (viiii).

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(25)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 15 (line 7), omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

[Disallowance of instruments]

(26)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 15 (line 13), omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

[Disallowance of instruments]

(27)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 16 (lines 7 to 12), omit subsections (9) and (10) including the subsection headings.

[Disallowance of instruments]

(28)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 18 (line 9), omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

[Disallowance of instruments]

(29)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 18 (lines 14 to 16), omit subsections (8) and (9).

[Disallowance of instruments]

(30)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 18 (line 17) to page 25 (line 5), omit section 577BA.

[Competition]

(31)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 25 (line 8), omit “writing”, substitute “legislative instrument”.

[Disallowance of instruments]

(32)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 25 (lines 22 to 27), omit subsections (3) and (4) including the subsection headings.

[Disallowance of instruments]

(33)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 35 (line 26) to page 44 (line 24), omit Division 3 and 4.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(34)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 44 (lines 29), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(35)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 46 (line 4) to page 52 (line 2), omit Division 6.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(36)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 52 (line 7), omit paragraph (a).

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(37)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 52 (line 8), omit “another”, substitute “a”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(38)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 53 (line 20), after “control of” insert “a telecommunications network if”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(39)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 53 (lines 21 to 22), omit paragraphs (a) and (b).

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(40)   Schedule 1, item 30, page 53 (line 23), omit “if:”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(41)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 59 (line 9), omit “make a written”, substitute “, by legislative instrument, make a”.

[Disallowance of instruments]

(42)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 63 (line 18), omit subsection (6).

[Disallowance of instruments]

(43)   Schedule 1, item 31, page 70 (line 18) to page 75 (line 26), omit Part 10.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(44)   Schedule 1, item 33, page 75 (line 34) to page 76 (line 5), omit the item.

[Competition]

(45)   Schedule 1, item 36, page 76 (line 16), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(46)   Schedule 1, item 36, page 76 (line 18), omit “Note 1”, substitute “Note”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(47)   Schedule 1, item 36, page 76 (lines 20 to 23), omit Notes 2 and 3.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(48)   Schedule 1, item 38, page 77 (line 7), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(49)   Schedule 1, item 39, page 77 (line 17), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(50)   Schedule 1, item 39, page 77 (line 19), omit “Note 1”, substitute “Note”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(51)   Schedule 1, item 39, page 77 (lines 21 to 24), omit Notes 2 and 3.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(52)   Schedule 1, item 74, page 87 (line 26), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(53)   Schedule 1, item 93, page 94 (line 7), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(54)   Schedule 1, item 96, page 95 (line 12), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(55)   Schedule 1, item 102, page 96 (line 13), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(56)   Schedule 1, item 107, page 97 (line 28), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(57)   Schedule 1, item 113, page 100 (line 18), omit “, 577C or 577E”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(58)   Schedule 1, item 152, page 108 (lines 10 and 11), omit the item, substitute:

152  Subsection 152AV(1)

Omit “152AT or”.

152A  Subsection 152AW(1)

Omit “152AT or”.

152B  Paragraph 152AW(1)(b)

Omit “paragraph 152AT(3)(a) or”.

152C  Paragraph 152AW(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph

152D  Paragraph 152AW(1)(e)

Omit “152AT or”.

152E  Paragraph 152AW(1)(f)

Omit “152AT or”.

152F  Paragraph 152AW(1)(g)

Omit “152AT or”.

152G  Paragraph 152AW(1)(h)

Omit “152AT or”.

152H  Paragraph 152AW(5)(a)

Omit “152AT or”.

152J  Paragraph 152AW(5)(c)

Omit “paragraph 152AT(3)(a) or”.

152K  Paragraph 152AW(5)(d)

Omit “paragraph 152AT(3)(a) or”.

152L  Paragraph 152AW(5)(e)

Repeal the paragraph

152M  Paragraph 152AW(5)(g)

Omit “152AT or”.

152N  Paragraph 152AW(5)(h)

Omit “152AT or”.

152P  Paragraph 152AW(5)(i)

Omit “152AT or”.

152Q  Paragraph 152AW(5)(j)

Omit “152AT or”.

152R  Paragraph 152AW(5)(k)

Omit “152AT or”.

152S  Section 152AX

Omit “152AT or”.

[Merits review]

(59)   Schedule 1, item 160, page 131 (after line 2), insert:

Subdivision G—Review of access determination by Tribunal

152BCX  Application for review

             (1)  A person whose interests are affected by an access determination may apply in writing to the Tribunal for review of the determination.

             (2)  The application must be made within 21 days after the Commission makes the determination.

             (3)  The Tribunal must review the determination in accordance with section 152BCY.

152BCY  Review of access determination

Orders

             (1)  On a review of an access determination, the Tribunal may order that the determination be affirmed, varied or revoked.

             (2)  If the Tribunal makes an order that the determination be varied or revoked, the Commission is taken to have varied or revoked the determination accordingly (other than for section 152BCX or this section).

             (3)  For the purposes of the review, the Tribunal may perform all the functions and exercise all the powers of the Commission.

Conduct of review

             (4)  For the purposes of the review, the presiding member of the Tribunal may require the Commission to give such information, make such reports and provide such other assistance to the Tribunal as the member specifies.

             (5)  For the purposes of the review, the Tribunal may have regard only to:

                     (a)  any information given, documents produced or evidence given to the Commission in connection with the making of the access determination; and

                     (b)  any other information that was referred to in the Commission’s report mentioned in subsection 152BCH(1) or in any reasons for making the access determination that the Commission published.

Time period for review

             (6)  The Tribunal must use its best endeavours to make an order under subsection (1) on or before the action date for the review.

             (7)  If the Tribunal is unable to make an order by the current action date, the Tribunal must, by notice in writing, set a later date as the action date.

             (8)  The Tribunal must:

                     (a)  give a copy of the notice to each party to the review; and

                     (b)  publish the notice on its website and in a newspaper circulating generally throughout Australia.

             (9)  In this section:

action date , in relation to a review, means:

                     (a)  the day 90 days after the Tribunal receives the application for review; or

                     (b)  a later date set under this section.

[Merits review]

(60)   Schedule 1, item 160, page 131 (lines 30 to 32), omit subsection (6).

[Procedural fairness]

(61)   Schedule 1, item 160, page 140 (after line 4), insert:

Subdivision E—Review of binding rules of conduct by Tribunal

152BDM  Application for review

             (1)  A person whose interests are affected by a set of binding rules of conduct may apply in writing to the Tribunal for review of the rules.

             (2)  The application must be made within 21 days after the Commission made the rules.

             (3)  The Tribunal must review the decision in accordance with section 152BDN.

152 BDN   Review of binding rules of conduct

Orders

             (1)  On a review of a set of binding rules of conduct, the Tribunal may order that the rules be affirmed, varied or revoked.

             (2)  If the Tribunal makes an order that the rules be varied or revoked, the Commission is taken to have varied or revoked the rules accordingly (other than for section 152BD or this section).

             (3)  For the purposes of the review, the Tribunal may perform all the functions and exercise all the powers of the Commission.

Conduct of review

             (4)  For the purposes of the review, the presiding member of the Tribunal may require the Commission to give such information, make such reports and provide such other assistance to the Tribunal as the member specifies.

             (5)  For the purposes of the review, the Tribunal may have regard only to:

                     (a)  any information given, documents produced or evidence given to the Commission in connection with the making of the rules; and

                     (b)  any other information that was referred to in the Commission’s report mentioned in subsection 152BCH(1) or in any reasons for making the access determination that the Commission published.

Time period for review

             (6)  The Tribunal must use its best endeavours to make an order under subsection (1) on or before the action date for the review.

             (7)  If the Tribunal is unable to make an order by the current action date, the Tribunal must, by notice in writing, set a later date as the action date.

             (8)  The Tribunal must:

                     (a)  give a copy of the notice to each party to the review; and

                     (b)  publish the notice on its website and in a newspaper circulating generally throughout Australia.

             (9)  In this section:

action date , in relation to a review is:

                     (a)  the day 90 days after the Tribunal receives the application for review; or

                     (b)  a later date set under this section.

[Merits review]

(62)   Schedule 1, item 177, page 152 (lines 25 and 26), omit the item, substitute:

177  Subsection 152CE(1)

Omit “152BU(2), 152BY(3),”.

177A  Subsection 152CF(1)

Omit “152BU(2), 152BY(3),”.

177B  Paragraph 152CF(1)(b)

Omit “152BU(2) or”.

177C  Paragraph 152CF(1)(c)

Omit “152BU(2) or”.

177D  Paragraph 152CF(1)(d)

Omit “152BY(3) or”.

177E  Paragraph 152CF(1)(e)

Omit “152BY(3) or”.

177F  Paragraph 152CF(5)(a)

Omit “152BU(2), 152BY(3),”.

177G  Section 152CG

Omit “152BU(2), 152BY(3),”.

[Merits review]

(63)   Schedule 1, item 212, page 167 (lines 7 to 14), omit the item.

[Procedural fairness]

(64)   Schedule 1, item 249, page 194 (line 28), omit “, 577CD or 577ED”.

[Spectrum & Pay TV]

(65)   Schedule 1, item 249, page 195 (lines 1 and 2), omit subparagraph (iv) .

[Spectrum & Pay TV]