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Communications Legislation Amendment (Content Services) Bill 2007

Schedule 2 Other content amendments

Part 1 Amendments

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

1  Clause 2 of Schedule 7 (paragraph (w) of the definition of content service )

Repeal the paragraph.

Telecommunications Act 1997

2  Section 7 (paragraph (p) of the definition of civil penalty provision )

Repeal the paragraph.

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999

3  Section 158A

Repeal the section, substitute:

158A   Simplified outline

                   The following is a simplified outline of this Part:

•      This Part regulates the prefixes of numbers used by telephone sex services.

•      The supply of other goods and services must not be tied to the supply of a telephone sex service.

4  Subsection 158B(2)

Omit all the words after “in relation to the telephone sex service”, substitute “unless the voice call is made to a number with an approved prefix”.

5  Subsection 158B(6)

Repeal the subsection.

6  Section 158D

Repeal the section.

7  Paragraphs 158E(1)(a), (b), (c) and (d)

Omit “, 158C(1) or 158D(3)”, substitute “or 158C(1)”.

8  Section 158G

Repeal the section.

9  Subsection 158N(1)

Omit “(1)”.

10  Subsection 158N(2)

Repeal the subsection.



 

Part 2 Transitional provision

11  Transitional—section 158G of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999

(1)       This item applies to proceedings if:

                     (a)  the proceedings are instituted under the Telecommunications Act 1997 before or after the commencement of this item; and

                     (b)  the proceedings relate to a contravention of Part 9A of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 ; and

                     (c)  the contravention occurred before the commencement of this item.

(2)       Despite the repeal of section 158G of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 by this Schedule, that section continues to apply, in relation to the proceedings, as if that repeal had not happened.