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Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2018


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Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2017



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

Summary

Introduced with the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2017, the bill establishes an ongoing funding arrangement for fixed wireless and satellite infrastructure (the Regional Broadband Scheme) by imposing a monthly charge on carriers, including NBN Co Ltd, in relation to each premises connected to their network that has an active fixed-line superfast broadband service during the month.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22/06/17  
Second reading moved 22/06/17  
Second reading debate 09/05/18  
Referred to Federation Chamber 09/05/18  
Second reading debate 09/05/18  
Returned to House for further debate 10/05/18  
Second reading debate 10/05/18  
Second reading agreed to 10/05/18  
Consideration in detail debate 10/05/18 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 10/05/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 18/06/18  
Second reading moved 18/06/18  
Second reading debate 13/08/18  
Second reading debate 16/08/18  
Second reading debate 23/08/18  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet HV220]

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Senate
  • Government [sheet LC188]

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  • Opposition [sheet 8474 revised]
O'NEILL, Sen Deborah

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes