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This instrument remakes the Determination under subsection 23(2), No. 1 of 1998, which is due to sunset on 1 April 2019, in substantially the same form. It expands the categories of persons that are considered part of a network unit owner’s immediate circle, specifically, where a person is in a joint venture or contractual arrangement with a network unit owner, they will be in the network unit owner’s immediate circle where they are being supplied with a carriage service for the purposes of, or incidental to, the joint venture or contract. This means that the network unit owner is not required to have a carrier licence to supply a carriage service to people within these additional categories.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Registered 20 Mar 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Apr-2019
Tabled Senate02-Apr-2019
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Telecommunications (Immediate Circle — Specified Joint Ventures and Contractors) Determination 2019

I, MITCH FIFIELD, Minister for Communications and the Arts, make the following determination.

Dated   12 March 2019                                   

Mitch Fifield

Minister for Communications and the Arts

 

 

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

6  Immediate circle........................................................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Repeals                                                                                                     3

Determination under subsection 23(2), No. 1 of 1998                                                                   3

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Telecommunications (Immediate Circle — Specified Joint Ventures and Contractors) Determination 2019.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 23(2) of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in section 7 of the Act, including the following:

(a)    carriage service;

(b)    content service;

(c)    immediate circle.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Telecommunications Act 1997.

specified contractor means a contractor engaged under a contract to a person where the following activities are not the subject of the contract and are no more than incidental to the contract:

(a) the supply of carriage services; and

(b) the supply of a content service using a carriage service.

specified joint venture means an association of two or more persons, who agree by contract to engage in a common undertaking for profit or product by combining their respective resources, where the following activities are not the common undertaking, and are no more than incidental to the common undertaking:

(a) the supply of carriage services; and

(b) the supply of a content service using a carriage service.

5  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

6  Immediate circle

                   For the purposes of paragraph 23(1)(n) of the Act, a person’s immediate circle includes the following persons:

                     (a)  if the person is engaged in a specified joint venture with another person –

                              (i)  that other person; and

                             (ii)  any other person who, because of section 23 of the Act or this determination, is part of that other person’s immediate circle;

                            where each person mentioned in subparagraph (i) or (ii) (as the case may be) is being supplied with carriage services for purposes of, or incidental to, the activities of the specified joint venture; and 

                     (b)  if the person has engaged another person as a specified contractor –

                              (i)  that other person; and

                             (ii)  any person who, because of section 23 of the Act or this determination, is part of that other person’s immediate circle;

                            where each person mentioned in subparagraph (i) or (ii) (as the case may be) is being supplied with carriage services for purposes of, or incidental to, work covered by the contract between the person and the specified contractor.


 

Schedule 1—Repeals

Determination under subsection 23(2), No. 1 of 1998

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument