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senate vote 2010-11-26#10

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:20:24

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  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.91.1 motion] to read the bill for a third 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 bill is passed in the Senate and that it will now be returned to the House of Representatives so that the members can consider the Senate's amendments. If the House agree to them, the bill will become law.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • This [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4479 bill] was introduced following the lapse of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4212 Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009] and 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. While substantially the same as the earlier bill, it includes some additional provisions.
  • According to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045 bills digest], significant changes made by this bill include:
  • * improving the conditions for competition in telecommunications markets by requiring [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra] to be structurally or functionally separated
  • * making the telecommunications access regime less susceptible to deliberate delay and obstruction
  • * removing a technical impediment to the operation of the anti-competitive conduct regime applying to telecommunications markets
  • * clarifying the universal service obligation (USO) and customer service guarantee (CSG) to make it more enforceable
  • * extending the obligation to provide priority assistance to those with life threatening conditions to service providers other than Telstra, and
  • * enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by issuing infringement notices.(More information about the bill is available in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045 bills digest].)
  • With these measures, the bill seeks to address the issues that result from the monopoly caused by Telstra's vertically and horizontally integrated telecommunications network.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.91.1) to read the bill for a third 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 bill is passed in the Senate and that it will now be returned to the House of Representatives so that the members can consider the Senate's amendments. If the House agree to them, the bill will become law.
  • _Background to the bill_
  • This [bill](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4479) was introduced following the lapse of the [Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4212) and 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. While substantially the same as the earlier bill, it includes some additional provisions.
  • According to the [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045), significant changes made by this bill include:
  • - improving the conditions for competition in telecommunications markets by requiring [Telstra](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra) to be structurally or functionally separated
  • - making the telecommunications access regime less susceptible to deliberate delay and obstruction
  • - removing a technical impediment to the operation of the anti-competitive conduct regime applying to telecommunications markets
  • - clarifying the universal service obligation (USO) and customer service guarantee (CSG) to make it more enforceable
  • - extending the obligation to provide priority assistance to those with life threatening conditions to service providers other than Telstra, and
  • - enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by issuing infringement notices.(More information about the bill is available in its [bills digest](http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045).)
  • With these measures, the bill seeks to address the issues that result from the monopoly caused by Telstra's vertically and horizontally integrated telecommunications network.
senate vote 2010-11-26#10

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:40

Title

Description

  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.91.1 motion] to read the bill for a third time.[1] This means that the bill is passed in the Senate and that it will now be returned to the House of Representatives so that the members can consider the Senate's amendments. If the House agree to them, the bill will become law.
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.91.1 motion] to read the bill for a third 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 bill is passed in the Senate and that it will now be returned to the House of Representatives so that the members can consider the Senate's amendments. If the House agree to them, the bill will become law.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • This [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4479 bill] was introduced following the lapse of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4212 Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009] and 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. While substantially the same as the earlier bill, it includes some additional provisions.
  • According to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045 bills digest], significant changes made by this bill include:
  • * improving the conditions for competition in telecommunications markets by requiring [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra] to be structurally or functionally separated
  • * making the telecommunications access regime less susceptible to deliberate delay and obstruction
  • * removing a technical impediment to the operation of the anti-competitive conduct regime applying to telecommunications markets
  • * clarifying the universal service obligation (USO) and customer service guarantee (CSG) to make it more enforceable
  • * extending the obligation to provide priority assistance to those with life threatening conditions to service providers other than Telstra, and
  • * enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by issuing infringement notices.[2]
  • * enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by issuing infringement notices.(More information about the bill is available in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045 bills digest].)
  • With these measures, the bill seeks to address the issues that result from the monopoly caused by Telstra's vertically and horizontally integrated telecommunications network.
  • ''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] More information about the bill is available in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045 bills digest].
senate vote 2010-11-26#10

Edited by mackay

on 2014-08-22 16:38:00

Title

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — Third Reading
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — Third Reading - Read a third time

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Alan Ferguson</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the remaining stages of this bill be agreed to and that the bill be now passed.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Ian Macdonald</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.91.1 motion] to read the bill for a third time.[1] This means that the bill is passed in the Senate and that it will now be returned to the House of Representatives so that the members can consider the Senate's amendments. If the House agree to them, the bill will become law.
  • ''Background to the bill''
  • This [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4479 bill] was introduced following the lapse of the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r4212 Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2009] and 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. While substantially the same as the earlier bill, it includes some additional provisions.
  • According to the [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045 bills digest], significant changes made by this bill include:
  • * improving the conditions for competition in telecommunications markets by requiring [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra] to be structurally or functionally separated
  • * making the telecommunications access regime less susceptible to deliberate delay and obstruction
  • * removing a technical impediment to the operation of the anti-competitive conduct regime applying to telecommunications markets
  • * clarifying the universal service obligation (USO) and customer service guarantee (CSG) to make it more enforceable
  • * extending the obligation to provide priority assistance to those with life threatening conditions to service providers other than Telstra, and
  • * enabling breaches of civil penalty provisions - including some concerning the USO and the CSG - to be dealt with by issuing infringement notices.[2]
  • With these measures, the bill seeks to address the issues that result from the monopoly caused by Telstra's vertically and horizontally integrated telecommunications network.
  • ''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] More information about the bill is available in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045 bills digest].
  • <p>Mr Deputy President, I raise a point of order and almost a matter of privilege. I understand that the vote on that last motion was determined on the basis of an undertaking given by a government minister to two senators and it was as a result of that undertaking that they voted in a certain way. I raise this almost as a matter of privilege.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Alan Ferguson</p>
  • <p>I am afraid that you can speak to a point of order&#8212;</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Stephen Conroy</p>
  • <p><i>Senator Conroy interjecting&#8212;</i></p>
  • <p class="speaker">Alan Ferguson</p>
  • <p>Order! Senator Conroy, I am directing my remarks to Senator Macdonald, and I ask you to remain silent. Senator Macdonald, you cannot speak about a matter of privilege. You can raise a point of order if you like.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Ian Macdonald</p>
  • <p>I am raising this as a point of order. The point of order is this: if Senator Wong is making an undertaking to two senators she should get up in this chamber and make the same undertaking to everybody.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Alan Ferguson</p>
  • <p>You are debating the issue, Senator Macdonald, and there is no point of order. The question is that the remaining stages of this bill be agreed to and that the bill be now passed.</p>
  • <p>Question put.</p>