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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Universal Service Reform) Bill 2011

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2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Universal Service Reform) Bill 2011

 

 

(1)     Schedule 1, page 8 (after line 27), after item 28, insert:

28A  Section 284 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

284   Assisting the ACMA, the ACCC, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman or TUSMA

28B  At the end of section 284

Add:

             (4)  Sections 276 and 277 do not prohibit a disclosure by a person of information or a document if:

                     (a)  the disclosure is made to, or to a member of the staff of, TUSMA; and

                     (b)  the information or document may assist TUSMA to carry out its functions or powers.

28C  Section 299 (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

299   Assisting the ACMA, the ACCC, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman or TUSMA

28D  At the end of section 299 (before the note)

Add:

             (4)  If information or a document is disclosed to a person as permitted by subsection 284(4) or this subsection, the person must not disclose or use the information or document except for the purpose of, or in connection with, the carrying out of TUSMA’s functions and powers.

28E  Section 299 (note)

Omit “or the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman”, substitute “, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman or TUSMA”.

[disclosure to TUSMA]