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Telecommunications Amendment (Infrastructure in New Developments) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

Summary

Amends the Telecommunications Act 1997 to: extend the existing prohibition on developers who are constitutional corporations from selling or leasing a building lot or building unit in a new development unless fibre-ready facilities are installed in proximity to the lot or unit to all types of developers, whether incorporated or unincorporated; clarify that a fibre-ready facility must be technically capable of being used in connection with an optical fibre line; and make a technical correction.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/20  
Second reading moved 03/12/20  
Second reading debate 04/02/21  
Second reading agreed to 04/02/21  
Third reading agreed to 04/02/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 04/02/21  
Second reading moved 04/02/21  
Second reading debate 04/02/21  
Second reading agreed to 04/02/21  
Third reading agreed to 04/02/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 04/02/21  
Assent 16/02/21 Act no: 7 - 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
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)