Title Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to Telstra, and for other purposes
Date 21-10-2021 09:57 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 46
Bill Number 133/21
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts
Reps Bill Code O
Status Assent
System Id legislation/bills/r6785_first-reps/0000


Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session">2019‑2020‑2021</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"><a name="_Hlk85201700">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</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"><a name="_Hlk76379505">Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2021</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT"><a name="_Hlk85201699">A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to Telstra, and for other purposes</a></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............................................................................................ 3</p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 1—Amendments commencing on the day after Royal Assent <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">5</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">5</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">5</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">24</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telstra Corporation (Ownership—Interests in Shares) Regulations 2018<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">30</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Transitional<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">32</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 2—Amendments contingent on the implementation of an approved scheme of arrangement<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 1—Main amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">36</span></p> <p class="MsoToc8">Division 1—Amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">36</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">36</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">39</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">61</span></p> <p class="MsoToc8">Division 2—Transitional<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">69</span></p> <p class="MsoToc7">Part 2—Other amendments<span style="font-size:9.0pt">                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt">70</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9"><span style="color:black;background:white">A Code of Access to Telecommunications Transmission Towers, Sites of Towers and Underground Facilities</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                                                                                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">70</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">71</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Conditions ‑ Telstra Corporation Limited) Declaration 2019<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-style:normal">          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">71</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Emergency Call Persons) Determination 2019<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">72</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Determination 2019<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">73</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Statutory Infrastructure Providers—Exempt Real Estate Development Projects and Building Redevelopment Projects) Determination (No.1) 2020<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">74</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 3—Amendments relating to contracts and agreements<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">76</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">76</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">79</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 4—Amendments relating to access to supplementary facilities and telecommunications transmission towers<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">82</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">82</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Telecommunications (Arbitration) Regulations 2018<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">94</span></p> <p class="MsoToc6">Schedule 5—Exemption from sunsetting<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">95</span></p> <p class="MsoToc9">Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-style:normal">95</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </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 legislation relating to Telstra, and for other 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="c366a021e0bc4f24991a9592ba1995b1" title="1  Short title"><a name="c366a021e0bc4f24991a9592ba1995b1"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc85103342"><span class="CharSectno">1</span>  Short title</a></p> <p class="subsection">                    This Act is the <i>Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021</i>.</p> </opc-section><opc-section depth="0" ref="e6b24178f17e4248850da165af137661" title="2  Commencement"><a name="e6b24178f17e4248850da165af137661"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc85103343"><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" width="474" 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 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext">1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table</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="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 1.0pt; padding:0cm 5.35pt 0cm 5.35pt"> <p class="Tabletext"> </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="Tabletext">2.  Schedule 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="Tabletext">The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.</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="Tabletext"> </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="Tabletext">3.  Schedules 2 and 3</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="Tabletext">At the earliest time when any of the property of Telstra Corporation Limited (ACN 051 775 556) is transferred to and vested in Telstra Limited (ACN 086 174 781) by virtue of an order of the Federal Court of Australia made in accordance with section 413 of the <i>Corporations Act 2001</i>.</p> <p class="Tabletext">However, the provisions do not commence at all if none of the property of Telstra Corporation Limited (ACN 051 775 556) is transferred to and vested in Telstra Limited (ACN 086 174 781) by virtue of an order of the Federal Court of Australia made in accordance with section 413 of the <i>Corporations Act 2001</i>.</p> <p class="Tabletext">The Minister must announce, by notice published on the Department’s website, the commencement of the provisions.</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="Tabletext"> </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="Tabletext">4.  Schedules 4 and 5</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 after 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"> 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.</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="c9c89c475e30472ea9838ae0f66de43d" title="3  Schedules"><a name="c9c89c475e30472ea9838ae0f66de43d"/><p class="ActHead5"><a name="_Toc85103344"><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> <p class="notetext">Note 1:       The provisions of the <i>Telstra Corporation (Ownership—Interests in Shares) Regulations 2018</i> amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of those regulations, may be amended or repealed by regulations made under section 42 of the <i>Telstra Corporation Act 1991</i> (see subsection 13(5) of the <i>Legislation Act 2003</i>).</p> <p class="notetext">Note 2:       The provisions of the <i><span style="color:black;background:white">A Code of Access to Telecommunications Transmission Towers, Sites of Towers and Underground Facilities</span></i> amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of that Code, may be amended or repealed by an instrument made under subclause 37(1) of Schedule 1 to the <i>Telecommunications Act 1997</i> (see subsection 13(5) of the <i>Legislation Act 2003</i>).</p> <p class="notetext">Note 3:       The provisions of the <i>Telecommunications (Arbitration) Regulations 2018</i> amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of those regulations, may be amended or repealed by regulations made under section 594 of the <i>Telecommunications Act 1997</i> (see subsection 13(5) of the <i>Legislation Act 2003</i>).</p> <p class="notetext">Note 4:       The provisions of the <i>Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Conditions ‑ Telstra Corporation</i> <i>Limited) Declaration 2019</i> amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of that declaration, may be varied by an instrument made under subsection 63(5) of the <i>Telecommunications Act 1997</i>, or revoked by an instrument made under subsection 63(6) of that Act (see subsection 13(5) of the <i>Legislation Act 2003</i>).</p> <p class="notetext">Note 5:       The provisions of the <i>Telecommunications (Emergency Call Persons) Determination 2019</i> amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of that determination, may be amended or repealed by an instrument made under paragraph 19(1)(b) of the <i>Telecommunications Act 1997</i> (see subsection 13(5) of the <i>Legislation Act 2003</i>).</p> <p class="notetext">Note 6:       The provisions of the <i>Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Determination 2019</i> amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of that determination, may be amended or repealed by an instrument made under subsection 147(1) of the <i>Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999</i> (see subsection 13(5) of the <i>Legislation Act 2003</i>).</p> <p class="notetext">Note 7:       The provisions of the <i>Telecommunications (Statutory Infrastructure Providers—Exempt Real Estate Development Projects and Building Redevelopment Projects)</i> <i>Determination (No.1) 2020</i> amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of that instrument, may be amended or repealed by an instrument made under subsection 360H(3A) or (5A), or both, of the <i>Telecommunications Act 1997</i> (see subsection 13(5) of the <i>Legislation Act 2003</i>).</p> <p class="notetext"><a name="_Hlk77335909">Note 8:       The provisions of the <i>Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015</i> amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of those regulations, may be amended or repealed by regulations made under section 62 of the <i>Legislation Act 2003</i> (see subsection 13(5) of that Act).</a></p> </opc-section><?DMS-Include seriesId="3c65b6e3-9edd-438d-908a-581a61f24ecb"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="88c803e6-d87c-460d-8f57-a04dc3cc6dfc"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="af4d40b6-52aa-400f-9723-e14f4ea9623f"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="4b1b80c0-c28c-463a-b578-b9bb642c7cb6"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="fc25acdd-0da2-4fcf-990d-e8497963eead"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>