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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

Summary

Amends the: Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to require that voice calls communicating an electoral matter to a person must identify the use of any actors at the beginning of the call; Do Not Call Register Act 2006 to enable consumers who register on the Do Not Call Register to opt out of receiving phone calls from charities; Spam Act 2003 to require political parties to provide an unsubscribe function for all unsolicited electronic communications containing political content; and Telecommunications Act 1997 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/02/19  
Second reading moved 13/02/19  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 01/07/19  
Restored to Notice Paper 04/07/19  
Second reading moved 25/11/19  
Second reading debate 25/11/19  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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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

Bills Digest



Notes