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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts

Summary

Amends the: National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011 to require national broadband network corporations to provide emergency service organisations with access in certain circumstances to towers and associated sites and facilities; and Telecommunications Act 1997 to enable the Minister for Communications to specify temporary towers as low-impact facilities in certain circumstances.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/06/18  
Second reading moved 25/06/18  
Second reading debate 13/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 13/08/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 28/11/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 03/12/18 Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 03/12/18  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 04/12/18  
Second reading moved 14/02/19  
Second reading debate 14/02/19  
Second reading agreed to 14/02/19  
Consideration in detail debate 14/02/19  
Third reading agreed to 14/02/19  
     
Finally passed both Houses 14/02/19  
Assent 01/03/19 Act no: 6 - Year: 2019
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8502]
STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon

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  • Centre Alliance [sheet 8587]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

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  • Opposition [sheet 8592 revised]
O'NEILL, Sen Deborah

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House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes