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senate vote 2010-11-26#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:20:23

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Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2010-11-26.59.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Scott_Ludlam&mpc=Senate&house=senate Scott Ludlam], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • Senator Ludlam explained that the amendment related to creating "a no-disadvantage test to apply in the long transition period between the passage of the bill and the full migration of all of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra]’s traffic across to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBN_Co NBN Co]".(Read Senator Ludlam's full explanation of the bill and the related discussion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.13.2 here], after 10:47 am. ) This would have protected consumers from potentially being forced into an unfavourable access agreement.
  • ''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. 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_service_obligation 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.
  • Although this bill is substantially the same as the earlier bill of the same name, it does have some additional provisions.
  • The majority voted against an [amendment](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2010-11-26.59.1) introduced by Greens Senator [Scott Ludlam](http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Scott_Ludlam&mpc=Senate&house=senate), which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • Senator Ludlam explained that the amendment related to creating "a no-disadvantage test to apply in the long transition period between the passage of the bill and the full migration of all of [Telstra](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra)’s traffic across to [NBN Co](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBN_Co)".(Read Senator Ludlam's full explanation of the bill and the related discussion [here](http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.13.2), after 10:47 am. ) This would have protected consumers from potentially being forced into an unfavourable access agreement.
  • _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. 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](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_service_obligation) 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.
  • Although this bill is substantially the same as the earlier bill of the same name, it does have some additional provisions.
senate vote 2010-11-26#4

Edited by system

on 2014-10-07 16:16:40

Title

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2010-11-26.59.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Scott_Ludlam&mpc=Senate&house=senate Scott Ludlam], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • Senator Ludlam explained that the amendment related to creating "a no-disadvantage test to apply in the long transition period between the passage of the bill and the full migration of all of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra]’s traffic across to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBN_Co NBN Co]".[1] This would have protected consumers from potentially being forced into an unfavourable access agreement.
  • Senator Ludlam explained that the amendment related to creating "a no-disadvantage test to apply in the long transition period between the passage of the bill and the full migration of all of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra]’s traffic across to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBN_Co NBN Co]".(Read Senator Ludlam's full explanation of the bill and the related discussion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.13.2 here], after 10:47 am. ) This would have protected consumers from potentially being forced into an unfavourable access agreement.
  • ''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. 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_service_obligation 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.
  • Although this bill is substantially the same as the earlier bill of the same name, it does have some additional provisions.
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read Senator Ludlam's full explanation of the bill and the related discussion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.13.2 here], after 10:47 am.
  • * [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#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-08-22 12:34:08

Title

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — In Committee - No-disadvantage test
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — In Committee — No—disadvantage test

Description

  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2010-11-26.59.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Scott_Ludlam&mpc=Senate&house=senate Scott Ludlam], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • Senator Ludlam explained that the amendment related to creating "a no-disadvantage test to apply in the long transition period between the passage of the bill and the full migration of all of Telstra’s traffic across to NBN Co".[1] This would have protected consumers from potentially being forced into an unfavourable access agreement.
  • Senator Ludlam explained that the amendment related to creating "a no-disadvantage test to apply in the long transition period between the passage of the bill and the full migration of all of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telstra Telstra]’s traffic across to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBN_Co NBN Co]".[1] This would have protected consumers from potentially being forced into an unfavourable access agreement.
  • ''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. 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_service_obligation 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.
  • Although this bill is substantially the same as the earlier bill of the same name, it does have some additional provisions.
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read Senator Ludlam's full explanation of the bill and the related discussion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.13.2 here], after 10:47 am.
  • * [2] More information about the bill is available in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045 bills digest].
  • * [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#4

Edited by mackay

on 2014-08-22 12:32:59

Title

  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — In Committee
  • Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Bill 2010 — In Committee - No-disadvantage test

Description

  • <p pwmotiontext="moved">That the amendment (<b>Senator Ludlam&#8217;s</b>) be agreed to.</p>
  • The majority voted against an [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?gid=2010-11-26.59.1 amendment] introduced by Greens Senator [http://publicwhip-rails.openaustraliafoundation.org.au/mp.php?mpn=Scott_Ludlam&mpc=Senate&house=senate Scott Ludlam], which means that it was unsuccessful.
  • Senator Ludlam explained that the amendment related to creating "a no-disadvantage test to apply in the long transition period between the passage of the bill and the full migration of all of Telstra’s traffic across to NBN Co".[1] This would have protected consumers from potentially being forced into an unfavourable access agreement.
  • ''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. 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_service_obligation 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.
  • Although this bill is substantially the same as the earlier bill of the same name, it does have some additional provisions.
  • ''References''
  • * [1] Read Senator Ludlam's full explanation of the bill and the related discussion [http://www.openaustralia.org/senate/?id=2010-11-26.13.2 here], after 10:47 am.
  • * [2] More information about the bill is available in its [http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1011a/11bd045 bills digest].