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Remaking Telecommunications (Section of the Telecommunications Industry) Determination

Consultation closes: 08 September 2017

IFC: 18/2017

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Consultation paper: Automatic sunsetting of legislative instruments—Proposal to remake the Telecommunications (Section of the Telecommunications Industry) Determination 2007

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Draft instrument: Telecommunications (Section of the Telecommunications Industry – Public Number Directory Publishers) Determination 2017

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Executive summary

The ACMA is consulting on the proposal to remake the Telecommunications (Section of the Telecommunications Industry) Determination 2007. The determination was made by the ACMA on 27 April 2007 and specifies public number directory publishers a ‘section of the telecommunications industry’ for the purposes of Part 6 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Under Part 4 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003, most legislative instruments ‘sunset’ (that is, they are automatically repealed) on 1 April or 1 October that first occurs 10 years after they are registered. This is an automatic process that applies to most legislative instruments regardless of their particular content. Read further about sunsetting.

The determination is due to sunset on 1 October 2017.

Sunsetting issue for comment

The ACMA considers that the determination is operating effectively and efficiently and, as such, continues to form a necessary and useful part of the legislative framework.

Accordingly, the ACMA proposes to remake the determination with no substantive changes, so that its ongoing effect is preserved.

Minor changes are proposed to reflect current better drafting practice. Also, for easier identification, it is proposed that the new instrument will be called the Telecommunications (Section of the Telecommunications Industry – Public Number Directory Publishers) Determination 2017.

Opportunity to provide feedback

The ACMA welcomes comments from stakeholders on its proposal to remake the Telecommunications (Section of the Telecommunications Industry) Determination 2007 on the basis that the instrument is operating effectively and efficiently.