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Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Communications

Summary

Introduced with the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014, the bill: establishes the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner and provides for the commissioner’s functions and powers; provides for a complaints system for cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child and a two-tiered system for rapid removal of that material from large social media services; provides for civil penalties, enforceable undertakings and injunctions; and establishes the Children’s Online Safety Special Account to fund the commissioner’s functions.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/14  
Second reading moved 03/12/14  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (04/12/2014): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 03/03/2015
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