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Broadcasting Services Amendment (Online Services) Bill 1999

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1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

Broadcasting Services Amendment (Online Services) Bill 1999

 

 

(Amendment to be moved on behalf of the Government)

 

(1)     Schedule 1, item 10, page 63 (after line 6), after clause 90, insert:

90A  Review before 1 January 2003

             (1)  Before 1 January 2003, the Minister must cause to be conducted a review of the operation of this Schedule.

             (2)  The following matters are to be taken into account in conducting a review under subsection (1):

                     (a)  the general development of Internet content filtering technologies;

                     (b)  whether Internet content filtering technologies have developed to a point where it is practicable to use those technologies to prevent end-users from accessing R-rated information hosted outside Australia that is not subject to a restricted access system;

                     (c)  any other relevant matters.

             (3)  The Minister must cause to be prepared a report of a review under subclause (1).

             (4)  The Minister must cause copies of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the completion of the preparation of the report.

             (5)  The Parliament acknowledges the Government’s policy intention that, in the event that Internet content filtering technologies develop to a point where it is practicable to use those technologies to prevent end-users from accessing R-rated information hosted outside Australia that is not subject to a restricted access system, legislation will be introduced into the Parliament to:

                     (a)  extend subclause 8(1) to Internet content hosted outside Australia; and

                     (b)  repeal subclause 8(2).

[Clause 90A of Schedule 5—review of the operation of Schedule 5]