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National Transmission Network Sale Bill 1997

1996-97

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Transmission Network Sale Bill 1997

 

No.      , 1997

 

(Communications, the Information Economy and the Arts)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to the sale of the National Transmission Network

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                               

1............ Short title............................................................................................

2............ Commencement..................................................................................

3............ Definitions..........................................................................................

4............ Crown to be bound.............................................................................

5............ External Territories.............................................................................

6............ Extra-territorial operation...................................................................

Part 2—Sale of the National Transmission Network                                         

7............ Fixtures on non-Commonwealth land................................................

8............ Effect of Lands Acquisition Act on past grants etc. of interests in land                 

9............ Transfer of assets and liabilities.........................................................

10.......... Exemption from stamp duty and other taxes.....................................

11.......... Registration of transfers of land.........................................................

12.......... Part does not place person in breach of contract etc........................

Part 3—Access to services etc.                                                                                    

13.......... Deemed application of telecommunications access regime..............

14.......... Nominated services..........................................................................

15.......... Nominated customers.......................................................................

16.......... Miscellaneous modifications of telecommunications access regime.

17.......... Relationship with other access regimes............................................

Part 4—Restrictions on transfer of assets                                                             

18.......... Minister’s approval required for transfers of original assets or replacement assets

Part 5—Transmitter licences                                                                                         

19.......... Transfer of transmitter licences to ABC and SBS............................

Part 6—Powers and immunities of NTC or declared successor                 

20.......... Deemed application of telecommunications carrier rules.................

21.......... Miscellaneous modifications of telecommunications carrier rules...

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                      

22.......... Declared successors..........................................................................

23.......... Delegation.........................................................................................

24.......... Immunity from State and Territory regulatory laws........................

25.......... Application of Trade Practices Act to sale of shares in NTC.........

26.......... Lands Acquisition Act does not apply............................................

27.......... Commonwealth records....................................................................

28.......... Compensation for acquisition of property......................................

29.......... Disallowable instruments.................................................................

30.......... Regulations.......................................................................................

 



A Bill for an Act relating to the sale of the National Transmission Network

The Parliament of Australia enacts: