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Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts

Summary

Implements the Government’s response to the recommendations of the 2015 Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering, the bill amends the: Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to: clarify the services to which the Act applies by recognising prohibited interactive gambling services and regulated interactive gambling services; prohibit a person providing regulated interactive gambling services to Australians unless the person holds a licence under the law of an Australian state and territory; introduce a civil penalty regime to be enforced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA); prohibit ‘click to call’ in-play betting services; streamline complaints handling and investigation processes; establish a register of eligible regulated interactive gambling services to be published on the ACMA website; and enable the minister to determine by legislative instrument that a specific thing is, or is not, a sporting event for the purposes of the Act; Interactive Gambling Regulations 2001 to make consequential amendments; and Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 to enable the ACMA to disclose certain information to foreign regulators and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

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 10/11/16  
Second reading moved 10/11/16  
Second reading debate 08/02/17  
Second reading agreed to 08/02/17  
Consideration in detail debate 08/02/17  
Third reading agreed to 08/02/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09/02/17  
Second reading moved 09/02/17  
Second reading debate 20/03/17  
Second reading agreed to 20/03/17  
Committee of the Whole debate 20/03/17 Amendment details: 7 Nick Xenophon Team agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 21/03/17  
Third reading agreed to 21/03/17  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 21/03/17  
Consideration of Senate message 21/06/17 Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments and made amendments in place thereof
     
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 22/06/17
(after midnight)
 
Consideration of House of Reps message 09/08/17 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments and agreed to the amendments made by the House in their place
     
Finally passed both Houses 09/08/17  
Assent 16/08/17 Act no: 85 - Year: 2017
     

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

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
KATTER, Bob, Jnr, MP

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  • Non-Government
WILKIE, Andrew, MP

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  • Non-Government
SHARKIE, Rebekha, MP

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Senate
  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8054]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8079]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8038]
XENOPHON, Sen Nick

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  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8046]
KAKOSCHKE-MOORE, Sen Skye

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  • Pauline Hanson's One Nation [sheet 8093]
HANSON, Sen Pauline

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedules of the amendments made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed and the amendments made by the House of Representatives in place of the Senate amendments disagreed to

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (10/11/2016): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (30/11/2016)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)