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Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
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

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/14  
Second reading moved 03/12/14  
Second reading debate 12/02/15  
Second reading debate 23/02/15  
Second reading agreed to 23/02/15  
Third reading agreed to 23/02/15  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02/03/15  
Second reading moved 02/03/15  
Second reading debate 03/03/15  
Second reading debate 04/03/15  
Second reading agreed to 04/03/15  
Committee of the Whole debate 04/03/15 Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 04/03/15  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 05/03/15 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 05/03/15  
Assent 24/03/15 Act no.: 24 - Year: 2015
     

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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet HA125]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (04/12/2014): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (03/03/2015)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )