Radiocommunications Amendment Act Commencement Order 2001


Radiocommunications Amendment Act Commencement Order 2001


This order is administered in the Ministry of Economic Development.

Pursuant to section 2 of the Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2000, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

1 Title
  • This order is the Radiocommunications Amendment Act Commencement Order 2001.

2 Commencement of Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2000

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 12 October 2001, the Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2000.

The Radiocommunications Amendment Act 2000 amends the Radiocommunications Act 1989 to (among other things)—

  • extend the Register of Radio Frequencies to include radio licences in addition to spectrum licences to enable improved public access and strengthen the technical certification framework:

  • allow for the creation of a successive management right and its allocation prior to the expiry of an existing right:

  • provide for the creation, contents, and registration of spectrum and radio licences:

  • provide a dispute resolution procedure by means of arbitrations under the Arbitration Act 1996:

  • provide for the grant of radio licences authorising the transmission of radio waves on the frequencies specified in the licences:

  • abolish licences for the installation, operation, or use of radio apparatus:

  • provide that infringement offences may be made in regulations:

  • provide for certain new offences.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 September 2001.