We are seeking views on amending the Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 (the CLCs)

How it works

Why we want your input?
We want your feedback to determine whether to extend the Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 (the CLCs). The CLCs are due to expire on 30 June 2020.
How you can voice your opinion?
You can voice your opinion by providing a submission to this public consultation process. Submissions are due by COB 7 June 2020.
What will be the outcome of the consultation?
Your submissions will be used to inform the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts’ decision on whether to extend carrier licence conditions relating to the separation arrangements for telecommunications infrastructure providers.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period:  May 07, 2020 09:00 AEST to June 06, 2020 17:00 AEST

The Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, is considering amending the Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014 (the CLCs) to extend them. This will provide further time to progress the longer-term legislative changes set out in the Government’s Telecommunications Reform Package currently before the Parliament.

The CLCs require certain types of superfast telecommunications networks servicing residential customers to operate on a functionally separated basis and to offer wholesale services on a non-discriminatory basis.

This is designed to:

  • support fairer and more effective competition at the network and retail levels by ensuring providers operate on a more level playing field.
  • ensure competing retail providers can access new residential broadband networks to provide alternative offerings, thus increasing choice for residential consumers.

The Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019 includes clauses to remove the expiry date of the CLCs. The Bill is currently before Parliament.

Relevant Documentation

DRAFT Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Conditions) Amendment (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Instrument 2020

Published 7th May 2020

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DRAFT Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Conditions) Amendment (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Instrument 2020

Marked-up DRAFT Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014

Published 7th May 2020

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Marked-up DRAFT Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014

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Started May 07, 2020 09:00 AEST
Ended June 06, 2020 17:00 AEST
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Formal Submission

Please refer to the Outcomes area for links to the submissions published.

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