Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Regulation 20121
Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 123
I, QUENTIN BRYCE, 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 28 June 2012
By Her Excellency’s Command
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
1 Name of regulation
This regulation is the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Regulation 2012.
This regulation commences on 1 July 2012.
In this regulation:
Act means the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency Act 2012.
internet service provider has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications Act 1997.
standard zone has the meaning given by section 108 of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.
4 Public interest telecommunications services—specified policy objectives
(1) For paragraph 11 (f) of the Act, a policy objective for Part 2 of the Act is that all persons in Australia outside a standard zone are to have access to untimed calls on a basis that is comparable to the access provided to persons in standard zones for calls made:
(a) using a standard telephone service; or
(b) using a payphone; or
(c) to an internet service provider using a data network access number.
(2) This section expires on 1 July 2013 as if it had been repealed by another legislative instrument.
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