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This Direction requires the Australian Communications and Media Authority to make determinations under subsection 14(1) of the Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997 (Carrier Licence Charges Act) which have the effect of removing the annual carrier licence charge for a licence held by a carrier that was a ‘USO non-participating person’ pursuant to the Telecommunications (Participating Persons) Determination 2011 (No.1) (the Participating Persons Determination) for the eligible revenue period immediately preceding that financial year.
Administered by: Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 46
Registered 07 Jul 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR16-Aug-2011
Tabled Senate18-Aug-2011
Date of repeal 04 Jul 2014
Repealed by Communications Legislation (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Instrument of Repeal (No. 1) 2014

Commonwealth of Australia

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority (Annual Carrier Licence Charge)

Direction 2011

 

I, STEPHEN michael CONROY, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, make the following Direction under section 14 of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.

Dated           4 July 2011.

 

 

STEPHEN CONROY

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy _________________________________________________________________

1         Name of Direction

This Direction is the Australian Communications and Media Authority (Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Direction 2011.

2    Commencement

This Direction commences on the later of:

(a)    immediately after the commencement of the Telecommunications (Participating Persons) Determination 2011 (No. 1); and

(b)    the day after this Direction is registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

3    Definitions

In this Direction:

              ACMA means the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

ACMA Act means the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.

annual carrier licence charge means charge within the meaning of Part 3 of the Carrier Licence Charges Act.

carrier has the same meaning as in section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

carrier licence has the same meaning as in section 7 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Carrier Licence Charges Act means the Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997.

eligible revenue period has the same meaning as in section 20C of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.

relevant financial year means the financial year that begins on 1 July 2011 and each later financial year.

              USO non-participating person has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications (Participating Persons) Determination 2011 (No. 1).

4       Direction

I direct the ACMA, under section 14 of the ACMA Act, to make such determinations as are necessary under subsection 14(1) of the Carrier Licence Charges Act to have the effect of imposing an annual carrier licence charge in the amount of $0 on each carrier licence that is:

(a)          in force at the beginning of a relevant financial year; and

(b)         held by a carrier that was a USO non-participating person for the eligible revenue period immediately preceding that financial year.