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Enhancing Online Safety for Children Amendment Bill 2017


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Communications

Summary

Amends the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015 to: amend the short title of the Act to the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015; change the title of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner to the e-Safety Commissioner; expand the role and function of the commissioner to cover Australians more generally rather than only Australian children; permit the commissioner to disclose a broader class of information to specified Commonwealth authorities; and make consequential amendments. Also makes consequential amendments to five other Acts.

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 09/02/17  
Second reading moved 09/02/17  
Second reading debate 13/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 13/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 13/06/17  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/06/17  
Second reading moved 14/06/17  
Second reading debate 15/06/17  
Second reading debate 19/06/17  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/17  
Third reading agreed to 19/06/17  
     
Finally passed both Houses 19/06/17  
Assent 22/06/17 Act no: 51 - 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)