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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network) Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Summary

Amends the Telecommunications Act 1997 to require telecommunications carriers to disclose certain information to the Commonwealth which can be disclosed to companies considering responding to a proposal for the development of a National Broadband Network. The requirement to provide information ceases 12 months after the legislation commences.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/08  
Second reading moved 19/03/08  
Second reading debate 14/05/08  
Second reading agreed to 14/05/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 14/05/08 Amendment details: 13 Government and 16 Opposition (1 as amended by Australian Democrats) agreed to
Third reading agreed to 14/05/08  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/05/08  
Second reading moved 15/05/08  
Consideration in detail debate 15/05/08 Amendment details: 18 government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 15/05/08  
     
Consideration of House of Reps message 15/05/08 Details: Senate agreed to House amendments
Assent 26/05/08 Act no.: 22 of 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Further supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet PN285]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5477]
RONALDSON, Sen Michael

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House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet ZA238]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the House of Representatives

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (20/03/2008): Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee
  • Committee report (09/05/2008)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )