Supplementary Order Paper No 83

No 83

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Telecommunications (Development Levy) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Gareth Hughes, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

New clause 3A

After clause 3 (page 1, after line 9), insert:

3A Section 90 amended (Crown use of telecommunications development levy)

After section 90(3), insert:

(4)

The Minister must ensure that any use of the telecommunications development levy for purposes specified in subsection (1)⁠(b) or (d) promotes—

(a)

competition in non-urban telecommunications markets; and

(b)

the diversity of non-urban communities intended to be served by the levy; and

(c)

the range of different technological options that may best serve particular non-urban communities; and

(d)

the rapid pace of technological development.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper ensures that the telecommunications development levy is used to promote competition in non-urban telecommunications markets, as well as promoting community diversity, a range of different technological options to best serve those communities, and the rapid pace of technological development.