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Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment (Reform and Modernisation) Bill 2020

2019-2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment (Reform and Modernisation) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Radiocommunications Act 1992 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Object                                                                                                                4

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                                4

Schedule 2—Policy statements and work program                                            5

Part 1—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992                  5

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                                5

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                         9

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                              9

Part 3—Application provisions                                                                               10

Schedule 3—Licences etc.                                                                                                 11

Part 1—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992                11

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              11

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                             51

Schedule 4—Equipment etc.                                                                                           56

Part 1—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992                56

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              56

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020                                                                                      98

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                              98

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       99

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                            99

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 99

Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997                                                       99

Part 4—Application and transitional provisions                                           100

Schedule 5—Accreditation etc.                                                                                   113

Part 1—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992              113

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                            113

Part 2—Application and transitional provisions                                           120

Schedule 6—Compliance and enforcement                                                        124

Part 1—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992              124

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                            124

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                   172

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                          172

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                172

Part 3—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020                                                                                    174

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                            174

Part 4—Transitional provisions                                                                             175

Division 1—General                                                                                                 175

Division 2—Infringement notices                                                                          181

Division 3—Enforceable undertakings                                                                 181

Part 5—Eligible States                                                                                               183

Schedule 7—Information-gathering powers                                                      184

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                 184

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                            184

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                             190

Schedule 8—Miscellaneous                                                                                            192

Part 1—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992              192

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                            192

Part 2—Transitional provisions                                                                             201

Schedule 9—Datacasting                                                                                                203

Part 1—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992              203

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                            203

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                     207

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                          207

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                            207

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                  212

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                           212

Part 3—Transitional provisions                                                                             214

Schedule 10—Public inquiries                                                                                     215

Part 1—Amendment of the Radiocommunications Act 1992              215

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                            215

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                     216

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                          216

Schedule 11—Duration of licences                                                                           217

Radiocommunications Act 1992                                                                            217

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Radiocommunications Act 1992 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment (Reform and Modernisation) Act 2020 .

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.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedules 2 and 3

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

4.  Schedule 4, Part 1

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

5.  Schedule 4, Part 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4; and

(b) the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

6.  Schedule 4, Parts 3 and 4

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

7.  Schedule 5

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

8.  Schedule 6, Parts 1 and 2

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

9.  Schedule 6, Part 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 8; and

(b) the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2020 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

10.  Schedule 6, Part 4

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

11.  Schedule 6, Part 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

12.  Schedules 7 to 10

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2

 

13.  Schedule 11

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

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.