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Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill 2007

2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Bill 2006

 

No.      , 2006

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 5

Schedule 1—Integration amendments                                                                        6

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     6

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                6

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995                6

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                             7

Part 2—Application, transitional and saving provisions                               9

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to the administrative arrangements of the Classification Board and the Classification Review Board                                                    12

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   12

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995              12

Part 2—Application, transitional and saving provisions                             19

Schedule 3—Amendments to streamline the classification process        21

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   21

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995              21

Part 2—Application, transitional and saving provisions                             29

Schedule 4—Other amendments                                                                                  30

Part 1—Amendments commencing on Royal Assent                                  30

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995              30

Part 2—Amendments commencing on Proclamation                                  32

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995              32



A Bill for an Act to amend the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Act 2006 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1, item 1

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 1, item 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 1, items 3 to 7

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Part 1, item 8

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 1, item 9

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

8. Schedule 2, Part 1, items 10 to 12

At the same time as item 13 of Schedule 1 to this Act commences.

 

9. Schedule 2, Part 1, item 13

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

10. Schedule 2, Part 1, item 14

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

11. Schedule 2, Part 1, item 15

At the same time as item 13 of Schedule 1 to this Act commences.

 

12.  Schedule 2, Part 1, item 16

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

13.  Schedule 2, Part 1, items 17 and 18

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

14.  Schedule 2, Part 1, item 19

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

15.  Schedule 2, Part 1, items 20 to 26

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

16.  Schedule 2, Part 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

17.  Schedule 3, Part 1, items 1 to 6

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

18.  Schedule 3, Part 1, items 7 and 8

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

19.  Schedule 3, Part 1, items 9 to 12

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

20.  Schedule 3, Part 2

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

21.  Schedule 4, Part 1

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

22.  Schedule 4, Part 2

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.