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MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE—TELECOMMUNICATIONS (CARRIER LICENCE CHARGES) BILL 1996

The following message from the Senate was reported:

Message No. 183

Mr Speaker

The Senate returns to the House of Representatives the bill for An Act to impose charges in relation to carrier licences under the Telecommunications Act 1996, and requests the House to amend the bill as indicated by the annexed schedule.

MARGARET REID

President

The Senate

24 March 1997

Ordered—That the amendments requested by the Senate be considered forthwith.


SCHEDULE OF THE REQUESTS BY THE SENATE FOR AMENDMENTS

(1) Clause 15, page 5 (line 14), omit "carriers.", substitute "carriers; and".

(2) Clause 15, page 5 (after line 14), at the end of subclause (1), add:

  (d) the amount determined, in a written instrument made by the Minister, to be the estimated total amount of grants likely to be made during the financial year under section 576A of the Telecommunications Act 1996.

On the motion of Mr W. L. Smith (Minister representing the Minister for Communications and the Arts), the requested amendments were made.