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Thursday, 18 September 2003
Page: 20443


Mr McGAURAN (Minister for Science) (9:50 AM) —I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

The Spam (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2003, which accompanies the Spam Bill 2003, makes amendments to the Telecommunications Act 1997 and the Australian Communications Authority Act 1997 to enable the effective investigation and enforcement of breaches of the Spam Bill. The main elements proposed include:

a framework for spam related industry codes to be established and registered;

appropriate powers for the ACA to investigate possible breaches of the Spam Bill; and

monitoring and investigatory warrants relating to compliance with and breaches of the Spam Bill.

I present an explanatory memorandum.

Debate (on motion by Ms Roxon) adjourned.