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

Participate

Started May 07, 2020 09:00 AEST
Ends June 06, 2020 17:00 AEST
Days Remaining 3 of 30
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Formal Submission

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to InfrastructureAndAccess [at] communications.gov.au or send it to:

Director
Telecommunications Competition
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 594
Canberra ACT 2601