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TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT 1997


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--INTRODUCTION

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Objects  
   4.      Regulatory policy  
   5.      Simplified outline  
   6.      Main index  
   7.      Definitions  
   8.      Crown to be bound  
   9.      Extra-territorial application  
   10.     Extension to external Territories  
   11.     Extension to offshore areas  
   11A.    Application of the Criminal Code  
   12.     Act subject to Radiocommunications Act  
   13.     Continuity of partnerships  
   14.     Controlled carriage services, controlled networks and controlled facilities  
   15.     Content service  
   16.     Listed carriage services  
   18.     Access to an emergency call service  
   19.     Recognised person who operates an emergency call service  
   20.     Customer cabling  
   21.     Customer equipment  
   22.     Customer cabling and customer equipment--boundary of a telecommunications network  
   23.     Immediate circle  
   24.     Extended meaning of use  

   PART 2--NETWORK UNITS

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   25.     Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Basic definition

   26.     Single line links connecting distinct places in Australia  
   27.     Multiple line links connecting distinct places in Australia  
   28.     Designated radiocommunications facility  
   29.     Facilities specified in Ministerial determination  

           Division 3--Related definitions

   30.     Line links  
   31.     Designated radiocommunications facility  
   32.     Public mobile telecommunications service  
   33.     Intercell hand-over functions  
   34.     When a base station is part of a terrestrial radiocommunications customer access network  
   35.     Fixed radiocommunications link  

           Division 4--Distinct places

   36.     Distinct places--basic rules  
   37.     Properties  
   38.     Combined areas  
   39.     Principal user of a property  
   40.     Eligible combined areas  

   PART 3--CARRIERS

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   41.     Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Prohibitions relating to carriers

   42.     Network unit not to be used without carrier licence or nominated carrier declaration  
   43.     Continuing offences  
   44.     Supply to the public  
   45.     Exemption--defence  
   46.     Exemption--intelligence operations  
   47.     Exemption--transport authorities  
   48.     Exemption--broadcasting services  
   49.     Exemption--electricity supply bodies  
   50.     Exemption--line links authorised by or under previous laws  
   51.     Exemption--Ministerial determination  

           Division 3--Carrier licences

   52.     Applications for carrier licence  
   53.     Form of application etc.  
   53A.    Copy of application to be given to Communications Access Co-ordinator  
   54.     Application to be accompanied by charge  
   55.     Further information  
   56.     Grant of licence  
   56A.    Consultation with Communications Access Co-ordinator  
   57.     Carrier licence has effect subject to this Act  
   58.     Refusal of carrier licence--disqualified applicant  
   58A.    Refusal of carrier licence--security  
   59.     Time limit on licence decision  
   60.     Notification of refusal of application  
   61.     Conditions of carrier licence specified in Schedule 1  
   62.     Condition of carrier licence set out in section 152AZ of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010  
   62A.    Condition of carrier licence set out in section 152BCO of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010  
   62B.    Condition of carrier licence set out in section 152BDF of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010  
   62C.    Condition of carrier licence set out in section 152BEC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010  
   62D.    Condition of carrier licence set out in section 152CJC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010  
   62E.    Condition of carrier licence set out in section 37 of the National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011  
   63.     Conditions of carrier licence declared by Minister  
   64.     Consultation about declared licence conditions  
   65.     Conditions about foreign ownership or control  
   67.     Carrier licence conditions--special provisions  
   68.     Compliance with conditions  
   69.     Remedial directions--breach of condition  
   69AA.   Remedial directions--breach of conditions relating to access  
   70.     Formal warnings--breach of condition  
   71.     Surrender of carrier licence  
   72.     Cancellation of carrier licence  
   73.     Collection of charges relating to carrier licences  
   73A.    Refund of application charge  
   74.     Collection of charges on behalf of the Commonwealth  
   75.     Cancellation of certain exemptions from charge  
   76.     Commonwealth not liable to charge  

           Division 4--Nominated carrier declarations

   77.     Applications for nominated carrier declarations  
   78.     Application to be accompanied by charge etc.  
   79.     Form of application etc.  
   80.     Further information  
   81.     Making a nominated carrier declaration  
   81A.    Obligations of nominated carrier  
   82.     Notification of refusal of application  
   83.     Revocation of nominated carrier declaration  

           Division 5--Register of nominated carrier declarations and carrier licences

   84.     Register of nominated carrier declarations and carrier licences  

   PART 4--SERVICE PROVIDERS

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   85.     Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Service providers

   86.     Service providers  

           Division 3--Carriage service providers

   87.     Carriage service providers  
   88.     Supply to the public  
   89.     Exemption from definition--customers located on the same premises  
   90.     Exemption from definition--defence  
   91.     Exemption from definition--intelligence operations  
   92.     Exemption from definition--transport authorities  
   93.     Exemption from definition--broadcasting services  
   94.     Exemption from definition--electricity supply bodies  
   95.     Exemption from definition--Ministerial determination  
   96.     Exemption from certain regulatory provisions--Ministerial determination  

           Division 4--Content service providers

   97.     Content service providers  

           Division 5--Service provider rules

   98.     Service provider rules  
   99.      Service provider determinations  
   100.    Exemptions from service provider rules  
   101.    Service providers must comply with service provider rules  
   102.    Remedial directions--breach of service provider rules  
   103.    Formal warnings--breach of service provider rules  

   PART 5--MONITORING OF THE PERFORMANCE OF CARRIERS AND CARRIAGE SERVICE PROVIDERS

   104.    Simplified outline  
   105.    Monitoring of performance--annual report  
   105A.   Monitoring of performance--additional report  
   105C.   Monitoring of breaches by Telstra of an undertaking about structural separation  

   PART 6--INDUSTRY CODES AND INDUSTRY STANDARDS

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   106.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Interpretation

   107.    Industry codes  
   108.    Industry standards  
   108A.   Electronic messaging service provider  
   108B.   Telecommunications industry  
   109.    Telecommunications activity  
   109B.   Telemarketing activity  
   109C.   Fax marketing activity  
   110.    Sections of the telecommunications industry  
   110B.   Sections of the telemarketing industry  
   110C.   Sections of the fax marketing industry  
   111.    Participants in a section of the telecommunications industry  
   111AA.  Participants in a section of the telemarketing industry  
   111AB.  Participants in a section of the fax marketing industry  
   111B.   Unsolicited commercial electronic messages  

           Division 3--General principles relating to industry codes and industry standards

   112.    Statement of regulatory policy  
   113.    Examples of matters that may be dealt with by industry codes and industry standards  
   114.    Industry codes and industry standards may confer powers on the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman  
   115.    Industry codes and industry standards not to deal with certain design features and performance requirements  
   116.    Industry codes and industry standards not to deal with matters dealt with by codes and standards under Part 9 of the Broadcasting Services Act  
   116A.   Industry codes and standards do not affect Privacy Act 1988  

           Division 4--Industry codes

   117.    Registration of industry codes  
   118.    ACMA may request codes  
   119.    Publication of notice where no body or association represents a section of the telecommunications industry, the telemarketing industry or the fax marketing industry  
   119A.   Variation of industry codes  
   119B.   Publication requirements for submissions  
   120.    Replacement of industry codes  
   121.    Directions about compliance with industry codes  
   122.    Formal warnings--breach of industry codes  
   122A.   De-registering industry codes and provisions of industry codes  

           Division 5--Industry standards

   123.    ACMA may determine an industry standard if a request for an industry code is not complied with  
   124.    ACMA may determine industry standard where no industry body or association formed  
   125.    ACMA may determine industry standards where industry codes fail  
   125AA.  ACMA must determine an industry standard if directed by the Minister  
   125A.   ACMA must determine certain industry standards relating to the telemarketing industry  
   125B.   ACMA must determine certain industry standards relating to the fax marketing industry  
   126.    Industry standards not to be determined for certain privacy matters  
   128.    Compliance with industry standards  
   129.    Formal warnings--breach of industry standards  
   130.    Variation of industry standards  
   131.    Revocation of industry standards  
   132.    Public consultation on industry standards  
   133.    Consultation with ACCC and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman  
   134.    Consultation with Information Commissioner  
   135.    Consultation with consumer body  
   135A.   Consultation with the States and Territories  

           Division 6--Register of industry codes and industry standards

   136.    ACMA to maintain Register of industry codes and industry standards  

           Division 6A--Reimbursement of costs of development or variation of consumer-related industry codes

   136A.   Application for eligibility for reimbursement of costs of development or variation of consumer-related industry code  
   136B.   Declaration of eligibility for reimbursement of costs of development or variation of consumer-related industry code  
   136C.   Reimbursement of costs of developing or varying consumer-related industry code  
   136D.   Costs--transactions between persons not at arm's length  
   136E.   Refundable cost  

           Division 7--Miscellaneous

   137.    Protection from civil proceedings  
   138.    Implied freedom of political communication  
   139.    Agreements for the carrying on of telemarketing activities or fax marketing activities must require compliance with this Part  

   PART 7--LAYER 2 BITSTREAM SERVICES

   140.    Simplified outline  
   141.    Supply of Layer 2 bitstream services  
   141A.   Exemptions  
   141B.   Deemed networks  
   141C.   Certain installations and connections are not taken to be an extension, alteration or upgrade  
   141D.   Local access line  
   141E.   Alteration  
   141F.   Upgrade of telecommunications network  
   141G.   Small business customer  

   PART 8--SUPERFAST FIXED-LINE NETWORKS

           Division 1--Introduction

   142.    Simplified outline  
   142A.   Definitions  

           Division 2--Supply of eligible services to be on wholesale basis

   143.    Supply of eligible services to be on wholesale basis  
   144.    Exemptions--Ministerial instrument  
   145.    Exemption--transport authorities  
   146.    Exemption--electricity supply bodies  
   147.    Exemption--gas supply bodies  
   148.    Exemption--water supply bodies  
   149.    Exemption--sewerage services bodies  
   150.    Exemption--storm water drainage services bodies  
   151.    Exemption--State or Territory road authorities  

           Division 3--Other provisions

   152.    Associate  
   153.    Control  
   154.    Control of a company  
   155.    When a person is in a position to exercise control of a network  
   156.    Deemed networks  
   157.    Certain installations and connections are not taken to be an extension, alteration or upgrade  
   158.    Local access line  
   159.    Alteration  
   160.    Upgrade of telecommunications network  

   PART 13--PROTECTION OF COMMUNICATIONS

           Division 1--Introduction

   270.    Simplified outline  
   271.    Eligible person  
   272.    Number-database operator and eligible number-database person  
   273.    Information  
   274.    Telecommunications contractor  
   275.    Number-database contractor  
   275A.   Location information  
   275B.   Emergency management person  
   275C.   Emergency  
   275D.   Emergency law  
   275E.   Relevant information  

           Division 2--Primary disclosure

   276.    Primary disclosure/use offence--eligible persons  
   277.    Primary disclosure/use offence--eligible number-database persons  
   278.    Primary disclosure/use offence--emergency call persons  

           Division 3--Exceptions to primary disclosure

              Subdivision A--Exceptions

   279.    Performance of person's duties  
   280.    Authorisation by or under law  
   281.    Witnesses  
   284.    Assisting the ACMA, the eSafety Commissioner, the ACCC or the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman  
   285.    Integrated public number database  
   285A.   Data for emergency warnings  
   286.    Calls to emergency service number  
   287.    Threat to person's life or health  
   288.    Communications for maritime purposes  
   289.    Knowledge or consent of person concerned  
   290.    Implicit consent of sender and recipient of communication  
   291.    Business needs of other carriers or service providers  
   291A.   Location dependent carriage services  
   292.    Circumstances prescribed in the regulations  
   293.    Uses connected with exempt disclosures  
   294.    Effect of this Subdivision  

              Subdivision B--Burden of proof

   295.    Burden of proof  

           Division 3A--Integrated public number database authorisations

              Subdivision A--ACMA scheme for the granting of authorisations

   295A.   ACMA to make integrated public number database scheme  
   295B.   Scheme must deal with certain matters  
   295C.   Applications may be treated differently  
   295D.   Scope of authorisations  
   295E.   Provisional and final authorisations  
   295F.   Conditions  
   295G.   Varying or revoking authorisations  
   295H.   Scheme may confer administrative powers on the ACMA  
   295J.   Ancillary or incidental provisions  
   295K.   Scheme-making power not limited  
   295L.   Variation of scheme  
   295M.   Consultation  

              Subdivision B--Ministerial instruments

   295N.   Criteria for deciding authorisation applications  
   295P.   Conditions  
   295Q.   Other reviewable decisions  

              Subdivision C--Enforcing compliance with conditions of authorisations

   295R.   Offence of breaching a condition  
   295S.   Remedial directions for breaching a condition  
   295T.   Formal warnings for breaching a condition  

              Subdivision D--Report to Minister

   295U.   Report to Minister  

           Division 3B--Emergency warnings

   295V.   Use or disclosure of information by emergency management persons  
   295W.   Use or disclosure of information by other persons  
   295X.   Effect on telecommunications network  
   295Y.   Coronial and other inquiries  
   295Z.   Offence--use or disclosure of information by emergency management persons  
   295ZA.  Offence--use or disclosure of information by other persons  
   295ZB.  Reports of access  
   295ZC.  Annual reports to the ACMA and Information Commissioner  
   295ZD.  Arrangements with States and Territories  
   295ZE.  Commonwealth immunity  

           Division 4--Secondary disclosure

   296.    Performance of person's duties  
   297.    Authorisation by or under law  
   299.    Assisting the ACMA, the eSafety Commissioner, the ACCC or the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman  
   299A.   Integrated public number database  
   300.    Threat to person's life or health  
   301.    Communications for maritime purposes  
   302.    Business needs of other carriers or service providers  
   302A.   Location dependent carriage services  
   303.    Secondary offence--contravening this Division  
   303A.   Generality of Division not limited  

           Division 4A--Relationship with the Privacy Act 1988

   303B.   Acts taken to be authorised by this Act for purposes of Privacy Act  
   303C.   Prosecution of an offence against this Part does not affect proceedings under the Privacy Act 1988  

           Division 5--Record-keeping requirements

   304.    Associate  
   305.    Authorisations under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979  
   306.    Record of disclosures--general  
   306A.   Record of disclosures--prospective authorisation under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979  
   307.    Incorrect records  
   308.    Annual reports to the ACMA by carriers, carriage service providers or number-database operators  
   309.    Monitoring by the Information Commissioner  

           Division 6--Instrument-making powers not limited

   310.    Instrument-making powers not limited  

   PART 14--NATIONAL INTEREST MATTERS

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   311.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Obligations of ACMA and carriers and carriage service providers

   312.    ACMA's obligations  
   313.    Obligations of carriers and carriage service providers  
   314.    Terms and conditions on which help is to be given  

           Division 3--Notification of changes to telecommunications services or telecommunications systems relating to obligation under subsection 313(1A) or (2A)

              Subdivision A--Individual notifications

   314A.   Individual notifications  
   314B.   Assessment of proposed change  

              Subdivision B--Security capability plans

   314C.   Security capability plans  
   314D.   Assessment of security capability plan  
   314E.   Relationship with section 314A  

           Division 4--Carriage service provider may suspend supply of carriage service in an emergency

   315.    Suspension of supply of carriage service in an emergency  

           Division 5--Directions by Home Affairs Minister

   315A.   Direction if use or supply of carriage services prejudicial to security  
   315B.   Direction if risk of unauthorised interference or access involving telecommunications networks or facilities  

           Division 6--Home Affairs Secretary's information-gathering powers

   315C.   Home Affairs Secretary may obtain information and documents from carriers and carriage service providers  
   315D.   Self-incrimination  
   315E.   Copies of documents  
   315F.   Retention of documents  
   315G.   Delegation by Home Affairs Secretary  

           Division 7--Information sharing and confidentiality

   315H.   Information sharing and confidentiality  

           Division 8--Annual report

   315J.   Annual report  

           Division 8A--Review by Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

   315K.   Review by Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security  

           Division 9--Generality of Part not limited

   316.    Generality of Part not limited  

   PART 16--DEFENCE REQUIREMENTS AND DISASTER PLANS

           Division 1--Introduction

   333.    Simplified outline  
   334.    Defence authority  

           Division 2--Supply of carriage services

   335.    Requirement to supply carriage services for defence purposes or for the management of natural disasters  

           Division 3--Defence planning

   336.    Definitions  
   337.    Preparation of draft agreement  
   338.    ACMA's certification of draft agreement  
   339.    Requirement to enter into certified agreement  
   340.    Compliance with agreement  
   341.    Withdrawal of certification of agreement  
   342.    Duration of agreement  
   343.    Variation of agreement  

           Division 4--Disaster plans

   344.    Designated disaster plans  
   345.    Carrier licence conditions about designated disaster plans  
   346.    Service provider determinations about designated disaster plans  
   346A.   Carrier and carriage service provider immunity  

           Division 5--Delegation

   347.    Delegation  

   PART 17--PRE-SELECTION IN FAVOUR OF CARRIAGE SERVICE PROVIDERS

   348.    Simplified outline  
   349.    Requirement to provide pre-selection  
   350.    When pre-selection is provided in favour of a carriage service provider  
   350A.   Declared carriage services  
   351.    Pre-selection to be provided  
   352.    Exemptions from requirement to provide pre-selection  
   353.    Use of over-ride dial codes  

   PART 18--CALLING LINE IDENTIFICATION

   354.    Simplified outline  
   355.    Calling line identification  
   356.    Exemptions from calling line identification requirement  

   PART 20--INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS OF ACTIVITIES OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   364.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Compliance with international agreements

   365.    INTELSAT and Inmarsat--directions to Signatories  
   366.    Compliance with conventions  

           Division 3--Rules of conduct about dealings with international telecommunications operators

   367.    Rules of conduct about dealings with international telecommunications operators  
   368.    ACCC to administer Rules of Conduct  
   369.    Rules of Conduct to bind carriers and carriage service providers  
   370.    Unenforceability of agreements  
   371.    Investigations by the ACCC  
   372.    Reviews of the operation of this Division  

   PART 20A--DEPLOYMENT OF OPTICAL FIBRE ETC.

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   372A.   Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Deployment of optical fibre lines

   372B.   Deployment of optical fibre lines to building lots  
   372C.   Deployment of optical fibre lines to building units  
   372D.   Exemptions--Ministerial instrument  

           Division 3--Installation of fibre-ready facilities

              Subdivision A--Installation obligations

   372E.   Installation of fibre-ready facilities--building lots  
   372F.   Installation of fibre-ready facilities--building units  

              Subdivision B--Sale of building lots and building units

   372G.   Sale of building lots and building units--subdivisions  
   372H.   Sale of building units--other projects  

              Subdivision C--NBN Co may issue statement about the non-installation of optical fibre lines

   372J.   NBN Co may issue statement about the non-installation of optical fibre lines  
   372JA.  Register of Statements about the Non-installation of Optical Fibre Lines  

              Subdivision D--Exemptions

   372K.   Exemptions--Ministerial instrument  

           Division 4--Third party access regime

   372L.   Third party access regime  
   372M.   Terms and conditions of access  
   372N.   Exemptions--Ministerial instrument  
   372NA.  Code relating to access  

           Division 5--Exemption of certain projects

   372P.   Exemption of certain projects  

           Division 6--Miscellaneous

   372Q.   Real estate development projects etc.  
   372R.   Subdivision of an area of land  
   372S.   Building units  
   372T.   Sale of building lots  
   372U.   Sale of building units  
   372V.   Fixed-line facilities  
   372W.   Fibre-ready facility  
   372X.   Installation of a facility  
   372Y.   Installation of a fibre-ready facility in proximity to a building lot or building unit  
   372Z.   Sewerage services, electricity or water supplied to a building lot or building unit  
   372ZA.  Supply to the public  
   372ZB.  Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws  
   372ZD.  NBN Co  

   PART 21--TECHNICAL REGULATION

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   373.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Interpretative provisions

   374.    Part applies to networks or facilities in Australia operated by carriers or carriage service providers  
   375.    Manager of network or facility  

           Division 3--Technical standards about customer equipment and customer cabling

   376.    ACMA's power to make technical standards  
   376A.   ACMA must make technical standards if directed by the Minister  
   377.    Adoption of voluntary standards  
   378.    Procedures for making technical standards  
   379.    Making technical standards in cases of urgency  

           Division 4--Disability standards

   380.    Disability standards  
   381.    Adoption of voluntary standards  
   382.    Procedures for making disability standards  
   383.    Effect of compliance with disability standards  

           Division 5--Technical standards about the interconnection of facilities

   384.    ACMA's power to make technical standards  
   385.    Adoption of voluntary standards  
   386.    Procedures for making technical standards  
   387.    Procedures for making technical standards  
   388.    Provision of access  
   389.    Promotion of the long-term interests of end-users of carriage services and of services supplied by means of carriage services  

           Division 5A--Technical standards relating to Layer 2 bitstream services

   389A.   ACMA's power to determine technical standards  
   389B.   Compliance with technical standards  

           Division 6--Connection permits and connection rules

              Subdivision A--Connection permits authorising the connection of non-standard customer equipment and non-standard cabling

   390.    Application for connection permit  
   391.    Form of application  
   392.    Application to be accompanied by charge  
   393.    Further information  
   394.    Issue of connection permits  
   395.    Connection permit has effect subject to this Act  
   396.    Nominees of holder  
   397.    Duration of connection permits  
   398.    Conditions of connection permits  
   399.    Offence of contravening condition  
   400.    Formal warnings--breach of condition  
   401.    Surrender of connection permit  
   402.    Cancellation of connection permit  
   403.    Register of connection permits  

              Subdivision B--Connection rules

   404.    Connection rules  
   405.     Procedures for making connection rules  

           Division 7--Labelling of customer equipment and customer cabling

   406.    Application of labels  
   406A.   Application of Division to agent of manufacturer or importer  
   407.    Labelling requirements  
   408.    Requirements to apply labels--ancillary matters  
   409.    Recognised testing authorities and competent bodies  
   410.    Certification bodies  
   411.    Connection of customer equipment or customer cabling--breach of section 376 standards  
   412.    Connection of labelled customer equipment or customer cabling not to be refused  
   413.    Supply of unlabelled customer equipment or unlabelled customer cabling  
   414.    Applying labels before satisfying requirements under subsection 408(5)  
   415.    Failure to retain records etc.  
   416.    Application of labels containing false statements about compliance with standards  

           Division 8--Protected symbols

   417.    Protected symbols  

           Division 9--Cabling providers

   418.    Cabling work  
   419.    Types of cabling work  
   420.    Prohibition of unauthorised cabling work  
   421.    Cabling provider rules  
   422.    Procedures for making cabling provider rules  
   423.     Application for cabling licence  
   424.    Form of application  
   425.    Application to be accompanied by charge  
   426.    Further information  
   427.    Grant of cabling licence  
   428.    Time limit on licence decision  
   429.    Notification of refusal of application  
   430.    Cabling licence has effect subject to this Act  
   431.    Duration of cabling licence  
   432.    Conditions of cabling licence  
   433.    Procedures for changing licence conditions  
   434.    Offence in relation to contravening condition  
   435.    Formal warnings--breach of condition  
   436.    Surrender of cabling licence  
   437.    Suspension of cabling licence  
   438.    Cancellation of cabling licence  
   439.    ACMA may limit application of Division in relation to customer cabling  
   440.    Ministerial directions  
   441.    Delegation  
   442.    Register of cabling licences  

           Division 10--Remedies for unauthorised connections to telecommunications networks etc

   443.    Civil action for unauthorised connections to telecommunications networks etc.  
   444.    Remedy for contravention of labelling requirements  
   445.    Remedies for connection of unlabelled customer equipment or unlabelled customer cabling  
   446.    Disconnection of dangerous customer equipment or customer cabling  
   447.    Disconnection of customer equipment or customer cabling--protection of the integrity of networks and facilities  
   448.    Civil action for dangerous connections to telecommunications networks etc.  
   449.    Other remedies not affected  

           Division 11--Prohibited customer equipment and prohibited customer cabling

   450.    Declaration of prohibited customer equipment or prohibited customer cabling  
   452.    Operation of prohibited customer equipment or customer cabling  

           Division 12--Pre-commencement labels

   453.    Pre-commencement labels  

           Division 13--Penalties payable instead of prosecution

   453A.   Penalties payable instead of prosecution  

   PART 22--NUMBERING OF CARRIAGE SERVICES AND REGULATION OF ELECTRONIC ADDRESSING

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   454.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Numbering of carriage services

              Subdivision A--Numbering plan

   455.    Numbering plan  
   456.    Numbering plan--supply to the public  
   457.    Numbering plan--allocation otherwise than in accordance with an allocation system  
   458.    Numbering plan--rules about portability of allocated numbers  
   459.    ACMA to administer numbering plan  
   460.    Consultation about numbering plan  
   461.    Consultation with ACCC  
   462.    Compliance with the numbering plan  

              Subdivision B--Allocation system for numbers

   463.    Allocation system for numbers  
   464.    Consultation about an allocation system  

              Subdivision C--Miscellaneous

   465.    Register of allocated numbers  
   466.    Emergency service numbers  
   467.    Delegation  
   468.    Collection of numbering charges  
   469.    Collection of charges on behalf of the Commonwealth  
   470.    Cancellation of certain exemptions from charge  
   471.    Commonwealth not liable to charge  
   472.    Integrated public number database  
   473.    Letters and symbols taken to be numbers  

           Division 3--Regulation of electronic addressing

   474.    Declared manager of electronic addressing  
   475.    ACMA may give directions to declared manager of electronic addressing  
   476.    ACCC may give directions to declared manager of electronic addressing  
   477.    ACCC's directions to prevail over the ACMA's directions  

   PART 23--STANDARD AGREEMENTS FOR THE SUPPLY OF CARRIAGE SERVICES

   478.    Simplified outline  
   479.    Standard terms and conditions apply unless excluded  
   482.    Concurrent operation of State/Territory laws  
   483.    Competition and Consumer Act not affected by this Part  

   PART 24--CARRIERS' POWERS AND IMMUNITIES

   484.    Schedule 3  

   PART 24A--SUBMARINE CABLES

   484A.   Schedule 3A  

   PART 25--PUBLIC INQUIRIES

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   485.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Inquiries by the ACMA

   486.    When inquiry must be held  
   487.    When inquiry may be held  
   488.    Informing the public about an inquiry  
   489.    Discussion paper  
   490.    Written submissions and protection from civil actions  
   491.    Hearings  
   492.    Hearing to be in public except in exceptional cases  
   493.    Confidential material not to be published  
   494.    Direction about private hearings  
   495.    Reports on inquiries  

           Division 3--Inquiries by the ACCC

   496.    When inquiry must be held  
   497.    When inquiry may be held  
   498.    Informing the public about an inquiry  
   499.    Discussion paper  
   500.    Written submissions and protection from civil actions  
   501.    Hearings  
   502.    Hearing to be in public except in exceptional cases  
   503.    Confidential material not to be published  
   504.    Direction about private hearings  
   505.    Reports on inquiries  
   505A.   ACCC may use material presented to a previous public inquiry  
   505B.   ACCC may adopt a finding from a previous public inquiry  
   506.    ACCC's other powers not limited  

   PART 26--INVESTIGATIONS

   507.    Simplified outline  
   508.    Matters to which this Part applies  
   509.    Complaints to the ACMA  
   510.    Investigations by the ACMA  
   511.    Preliminary inquiries  
   512.    Conduct of investigations  
   513.    Complainant and certain other persons to be informed of various matters  
   514.    Reference of matters to Ombudsman or other responsible person  
   515.    Reference of matters to the ACCC  
   515A.   Reference of matters to Information Commissioner  
   516.    Reports on investigations  
   517.    Publication of reports  
   518.    Person adversely affected by report to be given opportunity to comment  
   519.    Protection from civil actions  

   PART 27--THE ACMA'S INFORMATION-GATHERING POWERS

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   520.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Information-gathering powers

   521.    The ACMA may obtain information and documents from carriers and service providers  
   522.    The ACMA may obtain information and documents from other persons  
   523.    Copying documents--reasonable compensation  
   524.    Self-incrimination  
   525.    Giving false or misleading information or evidence  
   527.    Copies of documents  
   528.    ACMA may retain documents  

           Division 3--Record-keeping rules

   529.    ACMA may make record-keeping rules  
   530.    Compliance with record-keeping rules  
   531.    Incorrect records  

   PART 28--ENFORCEMENT

           Division 1--Introduction

   532.    Simplified outline  
   532A.   References to the Spam Act 2003  

           Division 2--Inspectors and identity cards

   533.    Inspectors  
   534.    Identity cards  

           Division 3--Search warrants relating to breaches of the Spam Act 2003 or Part 21 of this Act

   535.    Magistrate may issue warrant  
   536.    Reasonable grounds for issuing warrant etc.  
   537.    Contents of warrant  
   538.    Warrants may be issued by telephone etc.  
   539.    Provisions relating to issue of warrant by telephone etc.  
   540.    Proceedings involving warrant issued by telephone etc.  

           Division 4--Searches and seizures relating to breaches of the Spam Act 2003 or Part 21 of this Act

   541.    When is a thing connected with an offence?  
   541A.   When is a thing connected with a breach of the Spam Act 2003?  
   542.    Searches and seizures  
   543.    Production of identity card etc.  
   544.    Evidence of commission of other offences against Part 21 of this Act or other breaches of the Spam Act 2003  
   545.    Emergency entry, search and seizure  
   546.    Retention of things seized  

           Division 5--Searches to monitor compliance with Part 21

   547.    Searches to monitor compliance with Part 21  

           Division 5A--Searches to monitor compliance with the Spam Act 2003

   547A.   Powers available to inspectors for monitoring compliance  
   547B.   Monitoring powers  
   547C.   Production of identity card etc.  
   547D.   Monitoring warrants  
   547E.   Details of warrant to be given to occupier etc.  
   547F.   Announcement before entry  
   547G.   Compensation for damage to equipment  
   547H.   Occupier entitled to be present during search  

           Division 5B--Access to computer data that is relevant to the Spam Act 2003

   547J.   Access to computer data that is relevant to the Spam Act 2003  

           Division 6--Other powers of inspectors

   548.    General powers of inspectors  
   549.    Power to require information etc.  
   550.    Retention of documents  

           Division 7--Forfeiture

   551.    Court may order forfeiture  
   552.    Forfeited goods may be sold  

           Division 8--Future offences

   553.    Offences that are going to be committed  

   PART 29--REVIEW OF DECISIONS

   554.    Simplified outline  
   555.    Decisions that may be subject to reconsideration by the ACMA  
   556.    Deadlines for reaching certain decisions  
   557.    Statements to accompany notification of decisions  
   558.    Applications for reconsideration of decisions  
   559.    Reconsideration by the ACMA  
   560.    Deadlines for reconsiderations  
   561.    Statements to accompany notification of decisions on reconsideration  
   562.    Review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal  

   PART 30--INJUNCTIONS

   563.    Simplified outline  
   564.    Injunctions  
   565.    Interim injunctions  
   566.    Discharge etc. of injunctions  
   567.    Certain limits on granting injunctions not to apply  
   568.    Other powers of the court unaffected  

   PART 31--CIVIL PENALTIES

   569.    Simplified outline  
   570.    Pecuniary penalties for contravention of civil penalty provisions  
   571.    Civil action for recovery of pecuniary penalties  
   572.    Criminal proceedings not to be brought for contravention of civil penalty provisions  

   PART 31A--ENFORCEABLE UNDERTAKINGS

   572A.   Simplified outline  
   572B.   Acceptance of undertakings  
   572C.   Enforcement of undertakings  

   PART 31B--INFRINGEMENT NOTICES FOR CONTRAVENTIONS OF CIVIL PENALTY PROVISIONS

   572D.   Simplified outline  
   572E.   When an infringement notice can be given  
   572F.   Matters to be included in an infringement notice  
   572G.   Amount of penalty  
   572H.   Withdrawal of an infringement notice  
   572J.   What happens if the penalty is paid  
   572K.   Effect of this Part on civil proceedings  
   572L.   Appointment of authorised infringement notice officer  
   572M.   Guidelines relating to infringement notices  
   572N.   Regulations  

   PART 32--VICARIOUS LIABILITY

   573.    Simplified outline  
   574.    Proceedings under this Act  
   574A.   Definition  
   575.    Liability of corporations  
   576.    Liability of persons other than corporations  

   PART 33--VOLUNTARY UNDERTAKINGS GIVEN BY TELSTRA

           Division 1--Introduction

   577.    Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Structural separation

              Subdivision A--Undertaking about structural separation

   577A.   Acceptance of undertaking about structural separation  
   577AA.  Acceptance of undertaking about structural separation may be subject to the occurrence of events  
   577AB.  When undertaking about structural separation comes into force  
   577AC.  Publication requirements for undertaking about structural separation  
   577AD.  Compliance with undertaking about structural separation  
   577B.   Variation of undertaking about structural separation  
   577BA.  Authorised conduct--subsection 51(1) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010  

              Subdivision B--Migration plan

   577BB.  Migration plan principles  
   577BC.  Migration plan  
   577BD.  Approval of draft migration plan by the ACCC--plan given after undertaking about structural separation comes into force  
   577BDA. Approval of draft migration plan by the ACCC--plan given before undertaking about structural separation comes into force  
   577BDB. Approval of draft migration plan by the ACCC--plan given in compliance with a direction  
   577BDC. Approval of draft migration plan by the ACCC--plan given in response to a request  
   577BE.  Effect of approval of draft migration plan  
   577BF.  Variation of final migration plan  

           Division 3--Hybrid fibre-coaxial networks

   577C.   Acceptance of undertaking about hybrid fibre-coaxial networks  
   577CA.  Acceptance of undertaking about hybrid fibre-coaxial networks may be subject to the occurrence of events  
   577CB.  When undertaking about hybrid fibre-coaxial networks comes into force  
   577CC.  Publication requirements for undertaking about hybrid fibre-coaxial networks  
   577CD.  Compliance with undertaking about hybrid fibre-coaxial networks  
   577D.   Variation of undertaking about hybrid fibre-coaxial networks  

           Division 4--Subscription television broadcasting licences

   577E.   Acceptance of undertaking about subscription television broadcasting licences  
   577EA.  Acceptance of undertaking about subscription television broadcasting licences may be subject to the occurrence of events  
   577EB.  When undertaking about subscription television broadcasting licences comes into force  
   577EC.  Publication requirements for undertaking about subscription television broadcasting licences  
   577ED.  Compliance with undertaking about subscription television broadcasting licences  
   577F.   Variation of undertaking about subscription television broadcasting licences  

           Division 5--Enforcement of undertakings

   577G.   Enforcement of undertakings  

           Division 6--Limits on allocation of spectrum licences etc

   577GA.  Excluded spectrum regime  
   577H.   Designated part of the spectrum  
   577J.   Limits on allocation of certain spectrum licences to Telstra  
   577K.   Limits on use of certain spectrum licences by Telstra  
   577L.   Limits on assignment of certain spectrum licences to Telstra etc.  

           Division 7--Other provisions

   577M.   Associate  
   577N.   Control  
   577P.   Control of a company  
   577Q.   When Telstra is in a position to exercise control of a network  

   PART 34--SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO CONVENTIONS AND DIRECTIONS

   579.    Simplified outline  
   580.    ACMA must have regard to conventions  
   581.    Power to give directions to carriers and service providers  

   PART 35--MISCELLANEOUS

   582.    Simplified outline  
   583.    Penalties for certain continuing offences  
   584.    Procedure relating to certain continuing offences  
   585.    Treatment of partnerships  
   586.    Giving of documents to partnerships  
   587.    Nomination of address for service of documents  
   588.    Service of summons or process on foreign corporations--criminal proceedings  
   589.    Instruments under this Act may provide for matters by reference to other instruments  
   590.    Arbitration--acquisition of property  
   591.    Compensation--constitutional safety net  
   592.    Act not to affect performance of State or Territory functions  
   593.    Funding of consumer representation, and of research, in relation to telecommunications  
   594.    Regulations  
           SCHEDULE 1 Standard carrier licence conditions
           SCHEDULE 2 Standard service provider rules
           SCHEDULE 3 Carriers' powers and immunities
           SCHEDULE 3A Protection of submarine cables
           SCHEDULE 4 Reviewable decisions of the ACMA


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