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Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Protection of Submarine Cables and Other Measures) Bill 2005

2004-2005

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Protection of Submarine Cables and Other Measures) Bill 2005

 

No.      , 2005

 

(Communications, Information Technology and the Arts)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the protection of submarine cables, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Protection of submarine cables                                                         3

Part 1—Amendments to protect submarine cables                                         3

Submarine Cables and Pipelines Protection Act 1963                                         3

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                   3

Part 2—Amendments required if the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 commences before this Act                                                                     44

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 44

Schedule 2—Other measures                                                                                         53

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 53

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for the protection of submarine cables, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Protection of Submarine Cables and Other Measures) Act 2005 .

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 on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

The 28th day after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

Immediately after the commencement of the provisions in Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this Act.

However, if Part 1 of Schedule 1 to this Act commences before section 6 of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 , the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

4.  Schedule 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or 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.