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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Issues) Bill 2005

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2004-2005

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment

(Competition and Consumer Issues) Bill 2005

 

(Amendments to be moved by Senator Allison on behalf of the Australian Democrats in committee of the whole)

 

 

(1)     Schedule 9, page 24 (line 2) to page 25 (line 6), TO BE OPPOSED .

[long-term interests of end-users]

(2)     Schedule 11, item 7, page 34 (line 10), omit “Minister”, substitute “ACCC”.

[simplified outline]

(3)     Schedule 11, item 7, page 34 (lines 11 to 15), omit all the words from and including “If” to and including “Minister.” (last occurring).

[simplified outline]

(4)     Schedule 11, item 7, page 34 (line 16), omit “If a final rectification plan is in force,”.

[simplified outline]

(5)     Schedule 11, item 7, page 35 (lines 5 and 6), omit the definition of “ final rectification plan ”.

[definition rectification plan]

(6)     Schedule 11, item 7, page 35 (line 22) to page 36 (line 9), omit subclauses 50A(2) to (6) substitute:

             (2)  A determination under subclause (1) has effect accordingly.

             (3)  Before making a determination under subclause (1) in relation to a service that is not an active declared service, the Minister must, by writing, request the ACCC to give a written report about whether the proposed determination would promote the achievement of the aims and objectives of this Part.

             (4)  The ACCC must give the report to the Minister within 30 days after receiving a request in accordance with subclause (3).

             (5)  In deciding whether to make a determination in accordance with subclause (1), the Minister must have regard to:

                     (a)  the ACCC’s report; and

                     (b)  such other matters (if any) as the Minister considers relevant.

             (6)  A determination under subclause (1) is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 .

[designated services]

(7)     Schedule 11, item 7, page 36 (after line 23), at the end of the Division 1 add:

50  Wholesale pricing and price equivalence model

             (1)  In setting Telstra’s internal wholesale pricing and rules regarding pricing equivalence, the ACCC must approve the final price equivalence model.

             (2)  Before the wholesale pricing model may be varied:

                     (a)  Telstra must first consult with the ACCC; and

                     (b)  The ACCC must approve the final variation to the price.

[wholesale pricing]

(8)     Schedule 11, item 7, page 36 (line 24) to page 37 (line 11), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “ACCC”.

[oversight]

(9)     Schedule 11, item 7, page 37 (line 15) to page 38 (line 24), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “ACCC”.

[oversight]

(10)   Schedule 11, item 7, page 37 (lines 19 and 20), omit “, the ACCC”.

[administrative character]

(11)   Schedule 11, item 7, page 38 (line 27) to page 40 (line 19), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “ACCC”.

oversight]

(12)   Schedule 11, item 7, page 39 (lines 11 and 12), omit subclause 54(10).

[legislative instrument]

(13)   Schedule 11, item 7, page 39 (line 20), omit “not”.

[compliance with final plan]

(14)   Schedule 11, item 7, page 40 (lines 25 to 34), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “ACCC”.

[oversight]

(15)   Schedule 11, item 7, page 41 (lines 1 and 2), omit subclause 56A (3).

[legislative instrument]

(16)   Schedule 11, item 7, page 41 (lines 3 to 35), omit “Minister” (wherever occurring), substitute “ACCC”.

[oversight]

(17)   Schedule 11, item 7, page 42 (line 9) to page 46 (line 7), Division 3. TO BE OPPOSED .

[rectification plan]

(18)   Schedule 11, items 8 and 9, page 46 (lines 8 to 27), TO BE OPPOSED .

[operational separation—Trade Practices Act