Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Amendment (Accessible Services) Regulation 2013

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Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Amendment (Accessible Services) Regulation 2013
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 68, 2013
I, Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012.
Dated              16 May 2013
Quentin Bryce
Governor‑General
By Her Excellency’s Command
Stephen Conroy
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
 
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Regulation 2012                2
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Amendment (Accessible Services) Regulation 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This regulation commences on the day after it is registered.
3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
  
Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Regulation 2012
1  Section 3
Insert:
SMS relay service means a service that allows users of the National Relay Service to communicate using SMS.
Note:          SMS is short for short message service.
2  Section 3
Insert:
video relay service means a service that allows persons who:
                     (a)  are deaf: or
                     (b)  have a hearing and/or speech impairment;
to communicate with other persons using video as well as voice.
3  Subsection 4(2)
Repeal the subsection, substitute:
             (2)  For paragraph 11(f) of the Act, a policy objective for Part 2 of the Act is that an SMS relay service is reasonably accessible to all persons in Australia who:
                     (a)  are deaf; or
                     (b)  have a hearing and/or speech impairment.
             (3)  For paragraph 11(f) of the Act, a policy objective for Part 2 of the Act is that a video relay service is reasonably accessible to all persons in Australia who communicate in Auslan.
             (4)  For paragraph 11(f) of the Act, a policy objective for Part 2 of the Act is that a software application is reasonably available to assist all users of the National Relay Service in communication with emergency call services.