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8474 revised

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2018

 

( 1 )     Clause 3 , page 4 (after line 16) , after the definition of potentially concessional premises , insert:

recently connected greenfield premises , in relation to a person for a month, has the same meaning as in Part 3 of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 .

[greenfield networks]

( 2 )     Clause 17A , page 13 (line 9) , omit “ $10 ”, substitute “ $7.10 ”.

[combined component cap]

( 3 )     Clause 20 , page 15 (line 26) to page 16 (line 15) , omit subclauses ( 1 ) and ( 2 ), substitute:

25,000 or more potentially concessional premises where no premises recently connected greenfield premises

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, if:

                     (a)  the total number of potentially concessional premises in relation to a person for a month in:

                              (i)  the first eligible financial year; or

                             (ii)  the second eligible financial year; or

                            (iii)  the third eligible financial year; or

                            (iv)  the fourth eligible financial year; or

                             (v)  the fifth eligible financial year;

                            is 25,000 or more; and

                     (b)  none of the chargeable premises associated with a local access line of the person for that month are recently connected greenfield premises in relation to the person for that month;

the total number of chargeable premises associated with the local access line of the person for that month is to be reduced by 25,000.

Less than 25,000 potentially concessional premises where no premises recently connected greenfield premises

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act, if:

                     (a)  the total number of potentially concessional premises in relation to a person for a month in:

                              (i)  the first eligible financial year; or

                             (ii)  the second eligible financial year; or

                            (iii)  the third eligible financial year; or

                            (iv)  the fourth eligible financial year; or

                             (v)  the fifth eligible financial year;

                            is less than 25,000; and

                     (b)  none of the chargeable premises associated with a local access line of the person for that month are recently connected greenfield premises in relation to the person for that month;

the total number of chargeable premises associated with a local access line of the person for that month is to be reduced by that total number of potentially concessional premises.

55,000 or more recently connected greenfield premises

          (2A)  For the purposes of this Act, if the total number of recently connected greenfield premises in relation to a person for a month in:

                     (a)  the first eligible financial year; or

                     (b)  the second eligible financial year; or

                     (c)  the third eligible financial year; or

                     (d)  the fourth eligible financial year; or

                     (e)  the fifth eligible financial year;

is 55,000 or more; the total number of chargeable premises associated with the local access line of the person for that month is to be reduced by 55,000.

Less than 55,000 recently connected greenfield premises

          (2B)  For the purposes of this Act, if the total number of recently connected greenfield premises in relation to a person for a month in:

                     (a)  the first eligible financial year; or

                     (b)  the second eligible financial year; or

                     (c)  the third eligible financial year; or

                     (d)  the fourth eligible financial year; or

                     (e)  the fifth eligible financial year;

is less than 55,000, the total number of chargeable premises associated with a local access line of the person for that month is to be reduced by that total number of recently connected greenfield premises.

[greenfield networks]



 

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Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2018

 

 

 

Statement pursuant to the order of

the Senate of 26 June 2000

 

 

 

 



These amendments are framed as requests because they are to a bill which imposes taxation within the meaning of section 53 of the Constitution. The Senate may not amend a bill imposing taxation.

 

 

 

Statement by the Clerk of the Senate pursuant

to the order of the Senate of 26 June 2000

 

 

 

This is a bill imposing taxation within the meaning of section 53 of the Constitution. The Senate may not amend a bill imposing taxation and, therefore, any amendments to the bill must be moved as requests. This is in accordance with the precedents of the Senate.