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2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (table item 2), omit the table item, substitute:

2.  Sections 3 to 98

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 2 of Schedule 5 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 .

 

2A.  Section 98A

22 March 2011.

22 March 2011

2B.  Sections 99 to 101

The later of:

(a) the start of the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 2 of Schedule 5 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 .

 

[stamp duty]

(2)     Clause 10, page 15 (after line 17), after subclause (1), insert:

          (1A)  Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a carriage service supplied to Airservices Australia unless the carriage service is supplied on the basis that Airservices Australia must not re-supply the carriage service.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(3)     Clause 10, page 15 (after line 28), after subclause (2), insert:

          (2A)  Paragraph (2)(a) does not apply to a carriage service supplied to a State or Territory transport authority unless the carriage service is supplied on the basis that the State or Territory transport authority must not re-supply the carriage service.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(4)     Clause 10, page 16 (after line 5), at the end of the clause, add:

             (4)  Paragraph (3)(a) does not apply to a carriage service supplied to a rail corporation unless the carriage service is supplied on the basis that the rail corporation must not re-supply the carriage service.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(5)     Clause 11, page 16 (line 7), before “Section”, insert “(1)”.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(6)     Clause 11, page 16 (after line 15), at the end of the clause, add:

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a carriage service supplied to an electricity supply body unless the carriage service is supplied on the basis that the electricity supply body must not re-supply the carriage service.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(7)     Clause 12, page 16 (line 17), before “Section”, insert “(1)”.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(8)     Clause 12, page 16 (after line 26), at the end of the clause, add:

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a carriage service supplied to a gas supply body unless the carriage service is supplied on the basis that the gas supply body must not re-supply the carriage service.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(9)     Clause 13, page 16 (line 28), before “Section”, insert “(1)”.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(10)   Clause 13, page 17 (after line 4), at the end of the clause, add:

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a carriage service supplied to a water supply body unless the carriage service is supplied on the basis that the water supply body must not re-supply the carriage service.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(11)   Clause 14, page 17 (line 6), before “Section”, insert “(1)”.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(12)   Clause 14, page 17 (after line 13), at the end of the clause, add:

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a carriage service supplied to a sewerage services body unless the carriage service is supplied on the basis that the sewerage services body must not re-supply the carriage service.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(13)   Clause 15, page 17 (line 15), before “Section”, insert “(1)”.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(14)   Clause 15, page 17 (after line 24), at the end of the clause, add:

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a carriage service supplied to a storm water drainage services body unless the carriage service is supplied on the basis that the storm water drainage services body must not re-supply the carriage service.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(15)   Clause 16, page 17 (line 26), before “Section”, insert “(1)”.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(16)   Clause 16, page 17 (after line 32), at the end of the clause, add:

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a carriage service supplied to a State or Territory road authority unless the carriage service is supplied on the basis that the State or Territory road authority must not re-supply the carriage service.

[supply on wholesale basis—exemptions]

(17)   Clause 24, page 21 (line 18), after “Communications Minister”, insert “and the Finance Minister”.

[functional separation]

(18)   Clause 24, page 22 (lines 9 and 10), omit subclause (4).

[functional separation]

(19)   Clause 48, page 39 (line 31), omit “30 June 2018”, substitute “31 December 2020”.

[declaration by Communications Minister]

(20)   Page 79 (after line 22), after clause 98, insert:

98A   Exemption from stamp duty—matters related to the creation, development or operation of the national broadband network

             (1)  In this section:

category A designated matter means any of the following matters:

                     (a)  an action taken by Telstra to cease to supply fixed-line carriage services to customers using a telecommunications network over which Telstra is in a position to exercise control, where:

                              (i)  under section 577BA of the Telecommunications Act 1997 , the action is authorised for the purposes of subsection 51(1) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ; and

                             (ii)  the cessation relates to the creation, development or operation of the national broadband network;

                     (b)  an action taken by Telstra to commence to supply fixed-line carriage services to customers using the national broadband network, where, under section 577BA of the Telecommunications Act 1997 , the action is authorised for the purposes of subsection 51(1) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ;

                     (c)  the receipt of money by a person in respect of a matter covered by paragraph (a) or (b);

                     (d)  an agreement that:

                              (i)  is between Telstra and an NBN corporation; and

                             (ii)  relates to a matter covered by paragraph (a) or (b);

                            where, at the time when the agreement is entered into, an undertaking is in force under section 577A of the Telecommunications Act 1997 ;

                     (e)  an agreement that:

                              (i)  is between Telstra and an NBN corporation; and

                             (ii)  relates to a matter covered by paragraph (a) or (b);

                            where the operative provisions of the agreement are subject to a condition precedent, namely, the coming into force of an undertaking under section 577A of the Telecommunications Act 1997 .

category B designated matter means any of the following matters:

                     (a)  the transfer, from Telstra to an NBN corporation, of:

                              (i)  a conduit, wire or cable; or

                             (ii)  any equipment, apparatus or other thing used, or for use, in or in connection with a conduit, wire or cable;

                            where:

                            (iii)  under section 577BA of the Telecommunications Act 1997 , the transfer is authorised for the purposes of subsection 51(1) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ; and

                            (iv)  the transfer relates to the creation, development or operation of the national broadband network;

                     (b)  the giving to an NBN corporation, by Telstra, of access to a facility owned or operated by Telstra, where:

                              (i)  under section 577BA of the Telecommunications Act 1997 , the giving of the access is authorised for the purposes of subsection 51(1) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ; and

                             (ii)  the access relates to the creation, development or operation of the national broadband network;

                     (c)  the giving to an NBN corporation, by Telstra, of access to a site:

                              (i)  owned, occupied or controlled by Telstra; and

                             (ii)  on which there is, or is proposed to be, situated a facility;

                            where:

                            (iii)  under section 577BA of the Telecommunications Act 1997 , the giving of the access is authorised for the purposes of subsection 51(1) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ; and

                            (iv)  the access relates to the creation, development or operation of the national broadband network;

                     (d)  the supply to an NBN corporation, by Telstra, of an eligible service, where:

                              (i)  under section 577BA of the Telecommunications Act 1997 , the supply of the service is authorised for the purposes of subsection 51(1) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ; and

                             (ii)  the supply of the service relates to the creation, development or operation of the national broadband network;

                     (e)  the receipt of money by a person in respect of a matter covered by paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d);

                      (f)  an agreement that:

                              (i)  is between Telstra and an NBN corporation; and

                             (ii)  relates to a matter covered by paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d);

                            where, at the time when the agreement is entered into, an undertaking is in force under section 577A of the Telecommunications Act 1997 ;

                     (g)  an agreement that:

                              (i)  is between Telstra and an NBN corporation; and

                             (ii)  relates to a matter covered by paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d);

                            where the operative provisions of the agreement are subject to a condition precedent, namely, the coming into force of an undertaking under section 577A of the Telecommunications Act 1997 .

facility has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications Act 1997 .

fixed-line carriage service has the same meaning as in section 577BC of the Telecommunications Act 1997 .

Telstra has the same meaning as in the Telstra Corporation Act 1991 .

Category A designated matters

             (2)  Stamp duty or other tax is not payable under a law of a State or Territory in respect of:

                     (a)  a category A designated matter; or

                     (b)  anything done (including a transaction entered into or an instrument or document made, executed, lodged or given) because of, or for a purpose connected with or arising out of, a category A designated matter.

             (3)  Subsection (2) ceases to have effect 24 months after the day on which the Communications Minister makes a declaration under section 48 that, in the Communications Minister’s opinion, the national broadband network should be treated as built and fully operational.

Category B designated matters

             (4)  Stamp duty or other tax is not payable under a law of a State or Territory in respect of:

                     (a)  a category B designated matter; or

                     (b)  anything done (including a transaction entered into or an instrument or document made, executed, lodged or given) because of, or for a purpose connected with or arising out of, a category B designated matter.

             (5)  Subsection (4) ceases to have effect when the Communications Minister makes a declaration under section 48 that, in the Communications Minister’s opinion, the national broadband network should be treated as built and fully operational.

Position to exercise control of a telecommunications network

             (6)  For the purposes of this section, the question of whether Telstra is in a position to exercise control of a telecommunications network is to be determined under Division 7 of Part 33 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 .

Transitional—definitions etc.

             (7)  For the purposes of this section, assume that:

                     (a)  sections 5 to 7; and

                     (b)  section 93; and

                     (c)  Schedule 1;

had been in force throughout the period:

                     (d)  beginning at the commencement of this section; and

                     (e)  ending at the commencement of section 5.

[stamp duty]