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representatives vote 2009-10-22#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:18:52

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  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-10-22.45.1 motion] to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4212 bill] relates to the regulation of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_protection consumer protection], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_law competition] and licensing in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications telecommunications]
  • markets. According to the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/OV8V6/upload_binary/ov8v63.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest], significant changes made by the bill include:
  • * causing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra] to be structurally or functionally separated in order to improve competition within the telecommunications markets
  • * reduce the susceptibility of the telecommunications access regime to deliberate delay and obstruction
  • * removing a technical impediment to the operation of the anti-competitive conduct regime applying to telecommunications markets
  • * making the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_service_obligation universal service] obligation (USO) and customer service guarantee (CSG) clearer and so more enforceable
  • * extending the obligation to provide priority assistance to those with life threatening conditions to service providers other than Telstra
  • * enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by the issue of infringement notices.(Read more about these changes in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/OV8V6/upload_binary/ov8v63.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (678 KB).)
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-10-22.45.1) to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [here](http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html). ) This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • The [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4212) relates to the regulation of [consumer protection](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_protection), [competition](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_law) and licensing in [telecommunications](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications) markets. According to the [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/OV8V6/upload_binary/ov8v63.pdf;fileType=application/pdf), significant changes made by the bill include:
  • - causing [Telstra](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra) to be structurally or functionally separated in order to improve competition within the telecommunications markets
  • - reduce the susceptibility of the telecommunications access regime to deliberate delay and obstruction
  • - removing a technical impediment to the operation of the anti-competitive conduct regime applying to telecommunications markets
  • - making the [universal service](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_service_obligation) obligation (USO) and customer service guarantee (CSG) clearer and so more enforceable
  • - extending the obligation to provide priority assistance to those with life threatening conditions to service providers other than Telstra
  • - enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by the issue of infringement notices.(Read more about these changes in the [bills digest](http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/OV8V6/upload_binary/ov8v63.pdf;fileType=application/pdf) (678 KB).)
representatives vote 2009-10-22#2

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:17

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  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-10-22.45.1 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-10-22.45.1 motion] to read the bill for a second time.(Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here]. ) This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4212 bill] relates to the regulation of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_protection consumer protection], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_law competition] and licensing in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications telecommunications]
  • markets. According to the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/OV8V6/upload_binary/ov8v63.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest], significant changes made by the bill include:
  • * causing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra] to be structurally or functionally separated in order to improve competition within the telecommunications markets
  • * reduce the susceptibility of the telecommunications access regime to deliberate delay and obstruction
  • * removing a technical impediment to the operation of the anti-competitive conduct regime applying to telecommunications markets
  • * making the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_service_obligation universal service] obligation (USO) and customer service guarantee (CSG) clearer and so more enforceable
  • * extending the obligation to provide priority assistance to those with life threatening conditions to service providers other than Telstra
  • * enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by the issue of infringement notices.[2]
  • * enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by the issue of infringement notices.(Read more about these changes in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/OV8V6/upload_binary/ov8v63.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (678 KB).)
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about these changes in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/OV8V6/upload_binary/ov8v63.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (678 KB).
representatives vote 2009-10-22#2

Edited by mackay

on 2014-08-15 14:27:00

Title

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 — Second Reading
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009 — Second Reading - Read a second time

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That this bill be now read a second time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/debate/?id=2009-10-22.45.1 motion] to read the bill for a second time.[1] This means that the majority agree with the main idea of the bill and that they can now discuss it in more detail.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • The [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4212 bill] relates to the regulation of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consumer_protection consumer protection], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competition_law competition] and licensing in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications telecommunications]
  • markets. According to the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/OV8V6/upload_binary/ov8v63.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest], significant changes made by the bill include:
  • * causing [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra] to be structurally or functionally separated in order to improve competition within the telecommunications markets
  • * reduce the susceptibility of the telecommunications access regime to deliberate delay and obstruction
  • * removing a technical impediment to the operation of the anti-competitive conduct regime applying to telecommunications markets
  • * making the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_service_obligation universal service] obligation (USO) and customer service guarantee (CSG) clearer and so more enforceable
  • * extending the obligation to provide priority assistance to those with life threatening conditions to service providers other than Telstra
  • * enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by the issue of infringement notices.[2]
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read more about the stages that a bill must pass through to become law [http://www.peo.gov.au/learning/fact-sheets/making-a-law.html here].
  • * [2] Read more about these changes in the [http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/legislation/billsdgs/OV8V6/upload_binary/ov8v63.pdf;fileType=application/pdf bills digest] (678 KB).