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Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Communications and the Arts)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to communications, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Streamlining regulation                                                                          4

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                4

National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011                                             6

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                   7

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   8

Schedule 2—Complaints handling by the ACMA                                              9

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                              9

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                9

Schedule 3—Monitoring of the telecommunications industry                   12

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   12

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    12

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 14

Part 2—Contingent amendments                                                                           16

Division 1—Amendments if the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Act 2017 does not commence before this Act                                                                 16

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    16

Division 2—Amendments to commence after the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Act 2017 commences                                                                         17

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    17

Schedule 4—Technical amendments                                                                         19

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983                                                 19

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              19

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                 19

Schedule 5—Spent and redundant legislation                                                     22

Part 1—Repeals                                                                                                               22

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       26

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    26

National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998                                                    26

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 26

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                  27

Schedule 6—Numbering arrangements                                                                  28

Part 1—Amendment of the Telecommunications Act 1997                    28

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 28

Part 2—Amendments of other Acts                                                                     40

Do Not Call Register Act 2006                                                                                40

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   40

Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Act 2016                   41

Part 3—Transitional provisions                                                                               42

Schedule 7—Publication requirements                                                                    43

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   43

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              43

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                               45

Schedule 8—Installation of optical fibre lines                                                      46

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 46

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to communications, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Act 2017.

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

Provisions

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.  Schedules 1 and 2

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 3, Part 1

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4. Schedule 3, Part 2, Division 1

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if this Act receives the Royal Assent after the commencement of item 5 of Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Act 2017 .

 

5. Schedule 3, Part 2, Division 2

The later of:

(a) the start of the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 5 of Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Act 2017 .

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

 

6. Schedules 4 to 8

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.