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Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Communications and the Arts)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to communications, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Streamlining regulation                                                                          3

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                3

National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011                                             4

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                   4

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   5

Schedule 2—Broadcasting licensee support payments                                     6

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     6

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Act 2017          6

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                               7

Schedule 3—Monitoring of the telecommunications industry                   10

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    10

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 13

Schedule 4—Technical amendments                                                                         15

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983                                                 15

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              15

Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991                                                                 15

Schedule 5—Spent and redundant legislation                                                     18

Part 1—Repeals                                                                                                               18

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       22

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    22

National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998                                                    22

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 22

Telstra Corporation Act 1991                                                                                  23

Schedule 6—Numbering arrangements                                                                  24

Part 1—Amendment of the Telecommunications Act 1997                    24

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 24

Part 2—Amendments of other Acts                                                                     36

Do Not Call Register Act 2006                                                                                36

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   36

Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Act 2016                   37

Part 3—Transitional provisions                                                                               38

Schedule 7—Publication requirements                                                                    39

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   39

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              39

Part 2—Application provisions                                                                               41

Schedule 8—Installation of optical fibre lines                                                      42

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 42

 



A Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to communications, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Act 2019.

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.