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Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Classification Tools and Other Measures) Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Assent
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 to: enable certain content (including online and mobile device content) to be classified using classification tools; enable the secretary (or their delegate) to notify law enforcement authorities about certain content without first having the content classified; establish additional exempt film categories for certain films covering natural history and the social sciences; provide that publishers will no longer be able to apply for exemption certificates for unclassified films or computer games; provide for exemptions for unclassified content to be screened at festivals, special events and by cultural institutions; remove the need to have classified content reclassified when certain modifications are made to the content; enable the minister to determine display and consumer advice requirements for classified content; and make technical amendments; and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/03/14  
Second reading moved 19/03/14  
Second reading debate 25/03/14  
Second reading agreed to 25/03/14  
Third reading agreed to 25/03/14  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/03/14  
Second reading moved 26/03/14  
Second reading debate 28/08/14  
Second reading agreed to 28/08/14  
Third reading agreed to 28/08/14  
     
Finally passed both Houses 28/08/14  
Assent 11/09/14 Act no.: 99 - Year: 2014
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (27/03/2014): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (27/08/2014)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )