Title Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2019
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to communications, and for related purposes
Date 05-12-2019 01:00 PM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 192/19
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Communications and the Arts
Reps Bill Code O
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r6425_aspassed/0000


Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2019
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" link="blue" vlink="blue"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2019</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">As passed by both Houses</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT">Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2019</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2019</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT">A Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to communications, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmSchNo"> </span><span class="CharAmSchText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharAmPartNo"> </span><span class="CharAmPartText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2</p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 1—Streamlining regulation<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Broadcasting Services Act 1992<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">3</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">4</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications Act 1997<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">4</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal"> </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">5</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 2—Broadcasting licensee support payments<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">6</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">6</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Act 2017<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">6</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Application and transitional provisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">7</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 3—Monitoring of the telecommunications industry<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">10</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Competition and Consumer Act 2010<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">10</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications Act 1997<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">13</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 4—Technical amendments<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">15</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">15</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Broadcasting Services Act 1992<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">15</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Special Broadcasting Service Act 1991<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">15</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 5—Spent and redundant legislation<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">18</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Repeals<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">18</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Other amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Competition and Consumer Act 2010<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">National Transmission Network Sale Act 1998<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications Act 1997<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">22</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telstra Corporation Act 1991<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">23</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 6—Numbering arrangements<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendment of the Telecommunications Act 1997<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications Act 1997<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Amendments of other Acts<span style="font-size: 9.0pt">                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Do Not Call Register Act 2006<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal"> </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Act 2016<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">37</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 3—Transitional provisions<span style="font-size: 9.0pt">                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">38</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 7—Publication requirements<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">39</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">39</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Broadcasting Services Act 1992<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">39</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Application provisions<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">41</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 8—Installation of optical fibre lines<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">42</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications Act 1997<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">42</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to amend laws relating to communications, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <opc-section depth="0" ref="b89833d49c6748778c1df0629f35aaee" title="1  Short title"><a name="b89833d49c6748778c1df0629f35aaee"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc17275918"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act is the <i>Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Act 2019.</i></p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="cc70e2d51d224539b287acafddbade87" title="2  Commencement"><a name="cc70e2d51d224539b287acafddbade87"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc17275919"><span class="CharSectno">2</span>  Commencement</a></p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> <table class="MsoNormalTable" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="margin-left:5.35pt;border-collapse:collapse;border:none"> <thead> <tr> <td width="474" colspan="3" valign="top" style="width:355.55pt;border-top:solid windowtext 1.5pt; border-left:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt;border-right:none; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement information</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 1</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 2</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Column 3</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Provisions</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom: solid windowtext 1.5pt;padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Commencement</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="TableHeading">Date/Details</p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tr> <td width="113" valign="top" style="width:3.0cm;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  The whole of this Act</p> </td> <td width="255" valign="top" style="width:191.4pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.</p> </td> <td width="105" valign="top" style="width:79.1pt;border:none;border-bottom:solid windowtext 1.5pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class="notetext"><span style="layout-grid-mode:line">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.</span></p> <p class="subsection">              (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.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="5f069c5ec7d24dc393435b0feee7f083" title="3  Schedules"><a name="5f069c5ec7d24dc393435b0feee7f083"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc17275920"><span class="CharSectno">3</span>  Schedules</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    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.</p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="11fa11c4-1ab2-4007-ad9f-c65682b5e823"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="b5c246b8-8ff5-44bb-9230-e97c6042cc2f"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="73501276-0a3f-4e57-9352-27078da6aa0e"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="97b4b025-c35c-4ed6-a3d7-48512bfd63c2"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="c3c020ac-5ad0-4288-be61-8b58e48e2f53"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="32a2b916-b6f7-4ad5-b059-fca1c904fed6"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="d7176943-dd4e-41cd-aec2-4de828057b95"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="ee15bf06-7029-4269-af1c-ee098ed7b25a"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>