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The proposed Telecommunications Deregulation Bill No.1 2014

The Australian Government intends to reduce excessive regulation by $1 billion per year. The aim is to boost productivity and give businesses the flexibility to innovate in a globally competitive market.

Why we want your input

To know how the changes will effect you.

How you can voice your opinion

Tell us what you think in a written submission.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

streamlined and improved telecommunications regulation while maintaining baseline consumer safeguards.

The Issue

The Australian Government intends to reduce excessive regulation by $1 billion per year. The aim is to boost productivity and give businesses the flexibility to innovate in a globally competitive market.

We have worked with industry and consumer stakeholders to identify possible deregulatory measures. They were all introduced during the 1990s, and they are no longer relevant. The deregulatory measures aim to streamline and improve existing telecommunications regulation while maintaining baseline consumer safeguards.

Deregulatory measures are proposed in the following areas:

  • Pre-selection
  • Confidentiality of telecommunications
  • Part 9A of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act
  • Customer service guarantees
  • Priority assistance
  • Retail price controls
  • Local presence plan.

Relevant Documentation

Proposed measures for the Telecommunications Deregulation Bill No. 1 2014 Consultation paper

Published 15th Apr 2014

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Proposed measures for the Telecommunications Deregulation Bill No. 1 2014 Consultation paper

Outcome

The Australian Government included the measures in a 'Telecommunications Deregulation Bill No.1', for introduction on the second Parliamentary Repeal Day, 29 October 2014.

Participate

15 Apr 2014 09:00 AEST
05 May 2014 17:00 AEST
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This consultation is closed.