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TELSTRA (TRANSITION TO FULL PRIVATE OWNERSHIP) BILL 1998 [TELSTRA (FURTHER DILUTION OF PUBLIC OWNERSHIP) BILL 1999]—SENATE[quot ]S AMENDMENTS  TELECOMMUNICATIONS (CONSUMER PROTECTION AND SERVICE STANDARDS) BILL 1998—SENATE[quot ]S AMENDMENTS  TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 1998—SENATE[quot ]S AMENDMENTS  TELECOMMUNICATIONS (UNIVERSAL SERVICE LEVY) AMENDMENT BILL 1998—SENATE[quot ]S AMENDMENT

The orders of the day having been read for the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate—

Mr McGauran (Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation) moved—That all the amendments of the Senate be agreed to.

Mr Smith moved, as an amendment—That the following words be added to the motion: "except that:

(1) the House opposes the Senate amendments to the Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Bill and opposes the Bill itself; and

(2) Senate Amendment 41 to the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Bill 1998 be amended as follows:

 (A) Proposed section 158B (pages 21 and 22) omit paragraphs 158B (2)(e), (f), (g) and (h), substitute:

  
(e) the voice call is made to a number with an approved prefix;

and one of the following paragraphs applies:

(f) the relevant customer has agreed:

   (i) in writing; or

 (ii) by telephone or other electronic means;

  to the use of a carriage service to supply telephone sex services in general and the carriage service provider is satisfied as to the identity of the relevant customer;

  (g) the telephone sex service provider has reason to believe that:

   (i) the relevant customer has been issued with a Personal Identification Number under an access arrangement with a telephone sex service provider that is determined by the ACA to be an appropriate access arrangement; and

 (ii) the end user of the telephone sex service has used the Personal Identification Number referred to in subparagraph (i) to access the telephone sex service;

  (h) the telephone sex service provider has reason to believe that:

   (i) the relevant customer has been issued with some other means, approved by the ACA, of limiting access to other persons to telephone sex services supplied using a carriage service (an approved access limitation means); and

 (ii) the end-user of the telephone sex service has used the approved access limitation means referred to in subparagraph (i) to access the telephone sex service.

 (B) After proposed section 158G (page 24), insert:

158GA Appropriate access arrangement

  (1) For the purposes of this Part, an access arrangement between a relevant customer and a telephone sex service provider for the provision of access to telephone sex services supplied using a voice call to a carriage service is an appropriate access arrangementif the arrangement is an arrangement of a kind specified in a written determination made by the ACA for the purposes of this subsection.

(2) The minimum requirements for an appropriate access arrangement are as follows:

  (a) a customer must make an application to a service provider for a Personal Identification Number;

 (b) the telephone sex service provider must not issue a Personal Identification Number to a customer without first receiving an application from the customer and unless the telephone
sex service provider also provides the customer with an identity authentication card;

 (c) before issuing an identity authentication card, the telephone sex service provider must verify the customer[quot ]s identity in a manner determined by the ACA;

 (d) the identity authentication card must be linked to an automated verification system to which the customer may gain access using a telephone service with a 1800 prefix or other prefix as determined from time to time by the ACA;

 (e) the customer may use any suitable telephone to gain access to telephone sex services following customer verification through the automated verification system using the identity authentication card and Personal Identification Number;

 (f) the ACA must consult with carriage service providers, telephone sex service providers and bodies that, in the opinion of the ACA, represent carriage service providers or telephone sex service providers before determining that an access arrangement is an appropriate access arrangement.

  (3) A determination under subsection (1) is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

 (C) After proposed section 158G (page 24) insert:

158GB Approved access limitation means

  (1) For the purposes of this Part, a means of limiting access to telephone sex services supplied using a voice call to a carriage service is an approved access limitation meansif the means is of a kind specified in a written determination made by the ACA for the purposes of this subsection.

 (2) The ACA must not make a determination under subsection (1) without first consulting carriage service providers, telephone sex service providers and bodies that, in the opinion of the ACA, represent carriage service providers or telephone sex service providers.

  (3) A determination under subsection (1) is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

 (D) Proposed section 158N (page 25), omit "6 months", substitute "12 months".

Debate continued.

Closure

Mr McGauran moved—That the question be now put.

Question—put and passed.

And the question—That the amendment be agreed to—being accordingly put—


The House divided (the Deputy Speaker, Mr Quick, in the Chair)—

AYES, 63

Mr AdamsMr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr Price
Mr AlbaneseMr FitzgibbonMs LivermoreMr Ripoll
Mr AndrenMs GerickMr McClellandMs Roxon
Mr BevisMr GibbonsMs J. S. McFarlaneMr Rudd
Mr BreretonMs GillardMs MacklinMr Sawford*
Ms BurkeMr GriffinMr McLeayMr Sercombe*
Mr CoxMs HallMr McMullanMr Sidebottom
Mr CreanMr HattonMr MartinMr Smith
Mrs CrosioMs HoareMr MelhamMr Snowdon
Mr DanbyMr HollisMr MorrisMr Swan
Mr EdwardsMr HorneMr MossfieldMr Tanner
Ms EllisMrs IrwinMr MurphyMr K. J. Thomson
Dr EmersonMr JenkinsMs O[quot ]ByrneMr Wilkie
Mr G. J. EvansMs KernotMr O[quot ]ConnorMr Wilton
Mr M. J. EvansMr KerrMr O[quot ]KeefeMr Zahra
Mr L. D. T. FergusonMr LathamMs Plibersek

NOES, 76

Mr AbbottMrs ElsonMr LiebermanMr Schultz
Mr AndersonMr EntschMr LindsayMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FaheyMr LloydMr Secker
Mr AnthonyMr FischerMr McArthur*Mr Slipper
Ms BaileyMr Forrest*Mr I. E. MacfarlaneMr Somlyay
Mr BairdMrs GallusMr McGauranDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMs GambaroMrs MayMrs Stone
Mr BartlettMrs GashMr MooreMrs Sullivan
Mr BillsonMr GeorgiouMrs MoylanMr C. P. Thompson
Mrs B. K. BishopMr HaaseMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Ms J. I. BishopMr HardgraveMr NehlMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr HockeyMr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CameronMrs HullMr NugentMrs D. S. Vale
Mr CausleyMr JullMr ProsserMr Wakelin
Mr CharlesMrs D. M. KellyMr PyneDr Washer
Mr CostelloJackie KellyMr RonaldsonMr Williams
Mr DownerDr KempMr RuddockDr Wooldridge
Mrs DraperMr LawlerMr St ClairMs Worth

* Tellers

Pairs

Mr Howard Mr Beazley

And so it was negatived.

Question—That all the amendments of the Senate be agreed to—put and passed.