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Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Bill 2011


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

Summary

Part of a package of three bills to support the transition to the national broadband network, the bill: establishes the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA) as a statutory agency to implement and administer the service agreements or grants that deliver universal service and other public policy telecommunications outcomes; sets out the agency’s corporate governance structure and reporting and accountability requirements; provides for the minister, by legislative instrument, to make standards, rules or benchmarks for TUSMA contracts and grants; and provides for the Universal Service Obligation and National Relay Service industry levy regimes to be consolidated into a single regime to provide TUSMA funding.

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 02/11/11  
Second reading moved 02/11/11  
Second reading debate 07/02/12  
Second reading debate 08/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 08/02/12  
Consideration in detail debate 08/02/12  
Third reading agreed to 08/02/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/02/12  
Second reading moved 09/02/12  
Second reading debate 29/02/12  
Second reading agreed to 29/02/12  
Committee of the Whole debate 20/03/12 Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
Requests details: 2 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 20/03/12 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 21/03/12  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 21/03/12 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 16/04/12 Act no.: 43 - Year: 2012
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
HARTSUYKER, Luke, MP

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Senate
  • Government [sheet BE262]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedules of the requests by the Senate for amendments and the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (03/11/2011): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (24/02/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (03/11/2011): House Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications; statement made discharging the committee's requirement to provide a report (22/11/11)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )