Changes to Do Not Call Register
The Australian Government has introduced legislation to change the Do Not Call Register so it will only be necessary to place a phone number on the Register once, as opposed to re-registering after eight years.
Record fall in Bradfield electricity prices following carbon tax repeal
Scrapping the carbon tax has delivered families and businesses in Bradfield the biggest drop in electricity prices on record.
Today the ABS released the Consumer Price Index for the September Quarter 2014 — the first outcome since the Coalition scrapped Labor’s damaging carbon tax.
Electricity prices had the largest fall since 1980 (when the CPI electricity price series was created).
Second Reading: Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014
Mr FLETCHER (Bradfield—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications) (09:04): I move:
That this bill be now read a second time.
Australian citizenship is something to be treasured. It is a common bond which unites us all, whether we were born here or chose to make Australia our home. Australian citizenship involves a commitment to this country and its people. It is a privilege which should not be taken lightly.
Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014 Second Reading Speech
The Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill) makes consequential and transitional amendments to the Telecommunications (Industry Levy) Act 2012 to move the assessment, collection and recovery of the Telecommunications Industry Levy from the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012 to the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 Second Reading Speech
The purpose of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 (the Bill) is to contribute to the Government’s deregulatory agenda to reduce red tape for industry and individuals and streamline the delivery of public interest telecommunications services by reducing bureaucratic duplication and enabling clear lines of accountability.