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Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

Summary

Amends the: Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to: require gambling services to provide prescribed training to certain employees; enable the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to grant injunctions for the purposes of transaction blocking; place restrictions on the conduct of restricted wagering services in relation to sports betting and provide for offences and civil penalties if they are contravened; place restrictions on the broadcasting of restricted wagering service advertisements and provide for offences and civil penalties if they are contravened; provide for the compliance and enforcement of the new offences and civil penalty provisions; require the Interactive Gambling Regulator to keep a register of individuals who wish to self-exclude from restricted wagering services and provide for the administration of, and the protection of information in, the register; and provide for the appointment of the Interactive Gambling Regulator and the functions of the position; and Privacy Act 1988 to provide that Australian Privacy Principle 7 (direct marketing) does not apply to the extent that restricted wagering services provisions of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 apply.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 24/11/15  
Second reading moved 24/11/15  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  
Restored to Notice Paper 19/04/16  
Lapsed at dissolution 09/05/16  
Restored to Notice Paper 31/08/16  
     

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 (26/11/2015): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Report due 20/06/2016
  • Referred to Committee (01/09/2016): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (29/03/2017)
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