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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2018

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Communications and the Arts)

 

 

 

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

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Layer 2 bitstream services                                                                    4

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     4

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                      4

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                   6

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                                 8

Schedule 2—Local access lines                                                                                        9

Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014                                                                                                         9

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    10

Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015                        11

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 11

Schedule 3—Statutory infrastructure providers                                               99

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   99

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    99

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               100

Part 2—Repeals                                                                                                             135

Carrier Licence Conditions (NT Technology Services Pty Ltd) Declaration 2014             135

Carrier Licence Conditions (OptiComm Pty Ltd) Declaration 2013             135

Carrier Licence Conditions (Pivit Pty Ltd) Declaration 2013                        135

Carrier Licence Conditions (Urban Renewal Authority Victoria t/a Places Victoria Pty Ltd) Declaration 2014       135

Schedule 4—Funding of fixed wireless broadband and satellite broadband         136

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                  136

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               137

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   139

Schedule 5—Designated day                                                                                        193

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               193

 

 



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 is the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) 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 after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 3, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 3, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 3.

 

5.  Schedules 4 and 5

The day after 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

             (1)  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.

             (2)  The amendment of the Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 under subsection (1) does not prevent the declaration, as so amended, from being varied or revoked by the Minister administering section 63 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 .

             (3)  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.