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Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts

Summary

Amends: the Telecommunications Act 1997 to: define Telstra successor companies and designated Telstra successor entities and replace references to Telstra with references to the successor entities; allow the Minister and Australian Communications and Media Authority to make determinations relating to the designated successor entities; and make technical and consequential amendments; Telstra Corporation Act 2001 to extend existing regulations relating to the operation and ownership of Telstra to its successor entities; the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to: extend existing regulations relating to the operation and ownership of Telstra to its successor entities; and make consequential amendments; the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to: extend the Minister's powers to impose service provider obligations to Telstra's successor entities and retail price controls on each successor entity; and make consequential technical amendments; and amends three regulations, four determinations and a code of access in relation to ownership of Telstra shares, access to telecommunications infrastructure, carrier licence conditions, emergency call persons and services, real estate development exemptions, arbitration and sunsetting.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/10/21  
Second reading moved 21/10/21  
Second reading debate 25/11/21  
Third reading agreed to 29/11/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 30/11/21  
Second reading moved 30/11/21  
Second reading debate 01/12/21  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/21  
Third reading agreed to 01/12/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 01/12/21  
Assent 13/12/21 Act no: 140 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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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

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Notes