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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Universal Service Reform) Bill 2011

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Universal Service Reform) Bill 2012

 

No.      , 2012

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to telecommunications, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Part 1—Amendments commencing at the same time as section 3 of the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 commences                   3

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                              3

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                      3

Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997                          3

Sea Installations Act 1987                                                                                          4

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                   4

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   15

Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Act 1997                                    32

Part 2—Amendments relating to the National Relay Service                 33

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           33

NRS Levy Imposition Act 1998                                                                                 33

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   34

Part 3—Transitional                                                                                                      37

 



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to telecommunications, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Universal Service Reform) Act 2012 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

At the same time as section 3 of the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 commences.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The later of:

(a) 1 July 2012; and

(b) the day section 3 of the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 commences.

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3

At the same time as section 3 of the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 commences.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

             (1)  Each Act, and each set of regulations, that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

             (2)  The amendment of any regulation under subsection (1) does not prevent the regulation, as so amended, from being amended or repealed by the Governor-General.