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42      Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019

Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019

Messages from the House of Representatives were reported transmitting for the concurrence of the Senate the following bills:

Message no. 176, dated 13 February 2020—A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to telecommunications, and for other purposes.

Message no. 177, dated 13 February 2020—A Bill for an Act to impose a charge to support the funding of fixed wireless broadband and satellite broadband, and for related purposes.

The Minister for Families and Social Services (Senator Ruston) moved—That these bills may proceed without formalities, may be taken together and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bills read a first time.

Senator Ruston moved—That these bills be now read a second time.

Consideration of legislation : Pursuant to order, the debate was adjourned till the day fixed for the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee to report on the bills, 21 February 2020.