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This instrument exempts specified uses of designated radiocommunications facilities owned or operated by Aurizon Holdings Limited, Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited and related bodies, from the licensing requirements of section 42 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Registered 30 Jun 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR03-Aug-2021
Tabled Senate03-Aug-2021
To be repealed 01 Jul 2023
Repealed by Self Repealing

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Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Exemption—Use for specified Queensland rail and electricity services) Determination 2021

I, Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, make the following instrument.

Dated                           21 June 2021.

 

             

PAUL FLETCHER

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts

 

 

 


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                     1

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

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

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

4  Repeal of this instrument.......................................................................................................... 1

5 Definitions................................................................................................................................. 1

6  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 2

Part 2—Exemptions and conditions                                                                            3

7  Exemption–Designated Communications Infrastructure........................................................... 3

8 Exemption–Powerlink Communications Infrastructure............................................................. 3

9  Conditions................................................................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Repeals.................................................................................................................... 5

Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Exemption) Determination 2012 (No. 1)                      5

 

 


Part 1Preliminary

1  Name

                   This instrument is the Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Exemption—Use for specified Queensland rail and electricity services) Determination 2021.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day it is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under paragraph 51(1)(c) of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

4  Repeal of this instrument

                   This instrument is repealed on 1 July 2023.

5 Definitions

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

(a)      ACMA; and

(b)     carriage service.

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth).

Aurizon means Aurizon Holdings Limited (ACN 146 335 622), a corporation constituted pursuant to the Corporations Act.

Corporations Act means the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Designated Communications Infrastructure means the telecommunications infrastructure situated in the State of Queensland, and owned by:

(a)    Aurizon; or

(b)   QTH; or

(c)    Queensland Rail; or

(d)   a related body corporate of an entity referred to in paragraph (a), (b), or (c) above.

Permitted Electricity-related Services means any carriage service that is provided to Powerlink necessary or desirable for managing the generation, transmission, distribution or supply of electricity or the charging for the supply of electricity.

Permitted Rail-related Services means any carriage service that is provided to:

(a)    Aurizon; or

(b)   Queensland Rail; or

(c)    a related body corporate of an entity referred to in paragraph (a) or (b)        above;

necessary or desirable for the workings of train services.

Powerlink means the Queensland Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited (ACN 078 849 233), a corporation constituted pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), and declared to be a government owned corporation pursuant to the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (Qld), trading as Powerlink Queensland.

Powerlink Communications Infrastructure means the telecommunications infrastructure situated in the State of Queensland, and owned by Powerlink.

QTH means Queensland Treasury Holdings Pty Ltd (ACN 011 027 295), a corporation constituted pursuant to the Corporations Act.

Queensland Rail means Queensland Rail Limited (ACN 132 181 090), a corporation constituted pursuant to the Corporations Act, and declared to be a government owned corporation pursuant to the Government Owned Corporations Act 1993 (Qld).

related body corporate has the meaning given to it by the Corporations Act.

report date means 30 May of a calendar year.

6  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.


Part 2—Exemptions and conditions

7  Exemption–Designated Communications Infrastructure

                   Subject to the conditions set out in subsection 9(1) of this instrument, section 42 of the Act does not apply in relation to the use of Designated Communications Infrastructure by:

(a)    Aurizon; or 

(b)   Queensland Rail; or

(c)    a related body corporate of an entity referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) above;

                      for the supply of Permitted Electricity-related Services.

 

8 Exemption–Powerlink Communications Infrastructure

                   Subject to the conditions set out in subsection 9(2) of this instrument, section 42 of the Act does not apply in relation to the use of Powerlink Communications Infrastructure by Powerlink for the supply of Permitted Rail‑related Services.

9  Conditions

            (1)       For the purposes of section 7 of this instrument, the following conditions are specified:

                           (a)                 Aurizon must provide to the ACMA within 30 days after the end of each report date during which this instrument is in force, a written report setting out the following:

                                    (i)         the locations of Designated Communications Infrastructure and technology type(s) of such infrastructure at each location as at the applicable report date;

                                    (ii)        the legal name and associated identifier (such as an ABN or ACN) of each user of the Designated Communications Infrastructure as at the applicable report date.

            (2)   For the purposes of section 8 of this instrument, the following conditions are specified:

                (a)      Powerlink must provide to the ACMA within 30 days after the end of each report date during which this instrument is in force, a written report setting out the following:

                           (i)      the locations of the Powerlink Communications Infrastructure and technology type(s) of such infrastructure at each location as at the applicable report date; and

                                    (ii)        the legal name and associated identifier (such as an ABN or ACN) of each user of the Powerlink Communications Infrastructure as at the applicable report date.

                                   
Schedule 1—Repeals

Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Exemption) Determination 2012 (No. 1)

1  The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument