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This instrument recognises Concentrix Services Pty Ltd as the new national emergency call person (National Relay Service) responsible for receiving and handling calls to the emergency service number 106 from 18 November 2019.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
General Comments: This instrument repeals the Telecommunications (Emergency Call Persons) Determination 1999 that was first notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 27 October 1999 (No. GN43 at p.3656).
Registered 11 Nov 2019

Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Telecommunications (Emergency Call Persons) Determination 2019

The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes the following notifiable instrument under paragraph 19(1)(b) of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Dated   8 November 2019

 

Nerida O’Loughlin

[signed]

Member

 

 

Linda Caruso

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

                       


 

 

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Telecommunications (Emergency Call Persons) Determination 2019.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 18 November 2019.

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3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraph 19(1)(b) 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)   emergency call service;

(b)  emergency service number;

(c)   Telstra.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Telecommunications Act 1997.

National Relay Service has the same meaning as in subsection 5(2) of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.

NRS provider means Concentrix Services Pty Ltd (ACN 166 171 991) to the extent that it provides the whole or a part of the National Relay Service.

5  Repeal

                   The instrument that is specified in Schedule 1 to this instrument is repealed.

6  References to other instruments

                   In this instrument, unless the contrary intention appears a reference to any other legislative instrument is a reference to that other legislative instrument as in force from time to time.

Note 1:       For references to Commonwealth Acts, see section 10 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901; and see also subsection 13(1) of the Legislation Act 2003 for the application of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to legislative instruments.

Note 2:       All Commonwealth Acts and legislative instruments are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

7  National operator of emergency call services (general)

                   For paragraph 19(1)(b) of the Act, Telstra is a national operator of emergency call services.

Note 1:       Telstra operates an emergency call service for receiving and handling calls to the emergency service numbers 000 and 112.

Note 2:       The number 112 has been specified in the Telecommunications Numbering Plan 2015 as an emergency service number and is an alternative available for digital mobile phones. 

8  National operator of emergency call services (NRS provider)

                   For paragraph 19(1)(b) of the Act, the NRS provider is a national operator of emergency call services.

Note:          The NRS provider operates an emergency call service for receiving and handling calls to the emergency service number 106. The number 106 has been specified in the Telecommunications Numbering Plan 2015 as an emergency service number and is for use with teletypewriters (TTYs).

 

 


 

Schedule 1—Repeals

Telecommunications (Emergency Call Persons) Determination 1999

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument

Note 1:       The Telecommunications (Emergency Call Persons) Determination 1999 was first notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 27 October 1999 (No. GN43 at p.3656). Gazettes can be accessed free of charge on the Federal Register of Legislation: www.legislation.gov.au.