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Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2018


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Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2017



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts

Summary

Amends the: Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to: amend account keeping and licence fee administration arrangements for commercial broadcasters and datacasting transmitter licensees; remove duplicative requirements for licensees, publishers and controllers to notify the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) of certain changes in control of regulated media assets; provide a consistent classification arrangement for all television programs, including films; and amend two statutory publication requirements; National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011 to provide that NBN Co may dispose of surplus non-communications goods; Telecommunications Act 1997 to: correct a technical error in relation to the admissibility of certain evidence in court proceedings; remove the requirement for the ACMA to consult with an advisory committee before declaring a submarine cable protection zone; and remove the ability of NBN Co to issue and keep a register of statements that it will not be installing fibre in a new real estate development; Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to remove duplication in the complaints handling and information gathering functions of the ACMA; Competition and Consumer Act 2010 to remove the ability of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to issue tariff filing directions to certain carriers and carriage service providers; Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and Telecommunications Act 1997 to amend the statutory information collection powers of the ACMA and the ACCC; Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991 and Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to make technical amendments; and Telecommunications Act 1997 and three other Acts to enable the development of an industry-based scheme for the management of telephone numbering resources. Also repeals 53 Acts and removes redundant provisions in four Acts.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/03/17  
Second reading moved 29/03/17  
Second reading debate 14/02/18  
Referred to Federation Chamber 14/02/18  
Second reading debate 15/02/18  
Second reading debate 28/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 28/02/18  
Consideration in detail debate 28/02/18 Amendment details: 7 Government agreed to
Reported from Federation Chamber 28/02/18  
Third reading agreed to 28/02/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/18  
Second reading moved 19/03/18  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [GX170]

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  • Government [KN136]

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  • Government [KN135]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Federation Chamber Schedule

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (10/05/2017): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 7 of 2017