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Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

Summary

Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019, the bill establishes an ongoing funding arrangement for fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure (the Regional Broadband Scheme) by imposing a monthly charge on carriers, including NBN Co Ltd, in relation to each premises connected to their network that has an active fixed-line superfast broadband service during the month.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/11/19  
Second reading moved 28/11/19  
Second reading debate 13/02/20  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/20  
Third reading agreed to 13/02/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/20  
Second reading moved 13/02/20  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes