The Do Not Call Register Legislation Amendment Act 2010 was assented to on 18 May and is now available on Comlaw here. The changes are expected to come into effect on 30 May 2010.
The Act allows the registration of emergency service and government phone numbers and all Australian fax numbers on the Do Not Call Register but not business phone numbers.
Sending unsolicited marketing faxes to an Australian number which is registered on the Do Not Call Register will be prohibited.
The Act also extends the current registration period for domestic numbers from 3 years with an arrangement that enables the Minister to determine the appropriate registration period, probably 5 years.