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National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2011


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National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Summary

Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures—Access Arrangements) Bill 2010, the bill provides: for the operations of NBN Co and any NBN corporations; for ownership and control of NBN Co; for certain reporting obligations of NBN Co; for anti-avoidance obligations of NBN Co; powers to the Federal Court to grant injunctions; that NBN Co is not a public authority; that NBN corporations are not subject to the Public Works Committee Act 1969; and for the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Ownership of NBN Co to be established for the specific purpose of examining a Productivity Commission report on its inquiry into the NBN and cease to exist after it has reported to Parliament.

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 25/11/10  
Second reading moved 25/11/10  
Second reading debate 09/02/11  
Second reading debate 28/02/11  
Second reading debate 01/03/11  
Consideration in detail debate 01/03/11  
Third reading agreed to 01/03/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02/03/11  
Second reading moved 02/03/11  
Second reading debate 21/03/11  
Second reading agreed to 24/03/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 24/03/11 Amendment details: 18 Government agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 25/03/11 Amendment details: 2 Government and 1 Australian Greens agreed to
Third reading agreed to 25/03/11  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 28/03/11 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 28/03/11  
Assent 12/04/11 Act no.: 22 - Year: 2011
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
TURNBULL, Malcolm, MP

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  • Non-Government
TURNBULL, Malcolm, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7062]
LUDLAM, Sen Scott

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  • Government [sheet BR280]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7049 revised]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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  • Opposition [sheet 7055]
BIRMINGHAM, Sen Simon

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (10/02/2011): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (17/03/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )