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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Consumer Protection) Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Communications)

 

 

 

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—General amendments                                                                                    3

Do Not Call Register Act 2006                                                                                  3

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                   4

Part 2—Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman scheme                  14

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   14

Part 3—Australian Privacy Principles                                                                  17

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 17

 



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 (Consumer Protection) Act 2013.

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

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012.

 

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)

                   Each Act 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.