We are seeking your comments on a draft legislative instrument that will exempt some types of networks from statutory infrastructure provider (SIP) obligations.

How it works

Why we want your input
We are seeking comments to ensure that the final instrument effectively achieves its intended aims.
How you can voice your opinion
You can provide comments to this public consultation process by, Friday, 19 June 2020.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your comments will be considered in finalising the proposed draft exemption instrument.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period:  June 05, 2020 09:00 AEST to June 19, 2020 17:00 AEST

The Government is seeking comments on a draft legislative instrument that will exempt some types of networks from statutory infrastructure provider (SIP) obligations.

The new SIP regime (in Part 19 of the Telecommunications Act 1997) is designed to provide all people in Australia with access to modern broadband services. Generally NBN Co or other carriers contracted to provide broadband in new developments will become SIPs. The proposed exemptions will allow other carriers, contracted to provide only fixed or mobile voice services or some transitional hybrid fibre-coaxial services in an area, to do this where required without becoming SIPs.

Comments are requested by Friday, 19 June 2020.

A copy of the instrument and the associated explanatory statement is located at Telecommunications (Statutory Infrastructure Providers—Exempt Real Estate Development Projects and Building Redevelopment Projects) Determination (No.1) 2020.

Relevant Documentation

Draft SIP consultation

Published 5th Jun 2020

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Telecommunications (Statutory Infrastructure Providers—Exempt Real Estate Development Projects and Building Redevelopment Projects) Instrument (No.1) 2020.

SIP instrument explanation notes

Published 5th Jun 2020

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Draft Explanatory Notes. Telecommunications Act 1997. Telecommunications (Statutory Infrastructure Providers—Exempt Real Estate Development Projects and Building Redevelopment Projects) Instrument (No. 1) 2020.

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The following formal submissions have been made public.

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Telstra Corporation Limited