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

Schedule 4 Other amendments

Part 1 Amendments commencing on Royal Assent

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995

1  Subsection 14(3)

Repeal the subsection.

2  Application provision

The amendment made by item 1 of this Schedule applies to applications for classification made on or after the commencement of that item.

3  Paragraph 29(4)(b)

Omit “looks like, a child under 16”, substitute “appears to be, a child under 18”.

4  Application provision

The amendment made by item 3 of this Schedule applies to:

                     (a)  applications for approval of advertisements for publications, films and computer games; and

                     (b)  applications for review of decisions to approve or refuse to approve advertisements for publications, films or computer games;

that are made on or after the commencement of that item.

5  At the end of section 47

Add “or such higher number as is prescribed by the regulations”.

6  At the end of subparagraph 53(b)(i)

Add “or computer games”.

7  Paragraph 73(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  at least 3, but not more than 8 (or such higher number as is prescribed) other members.

8  Subsections 95(1) and (2)

Repeal the subsections.

9  Subsection 95(3)

Omit “(3)”.

Note:       The heading to section 95 is replaced by the heading “ Service of member of former Board or former Review Board ”.



 

Part 2 Amendments commencing on Proclamation

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995

10  Section 5 (definition of determined markings )

Omit “by the Director”.

11  Subsection 8(1)

Omit “Director may, by notice in the Gazette ”, substitute “Minister may, by legislative instrument”.

12  After subsection 8(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  The Minister must consult with participating Ministers before making a determination.

13  Transitional provision—determined markings

(1)       This item applies to a determination that was in force under section 8 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 immediately before the commencement of item 12 of this Schedule.

(2)       The determination has effect, after the commencement of that item, as if it had been made under section 8 of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 as amended by this Schedule.

14  At the end of Division 1 of Part 2

Add:

8A   Notice about classifications

                   The Minister may, in writing, approve a form for a notice about classifications.

Note:          Provisions that require sellers and exhibitors of classified material to display a notice about classifications where the material is sold or exhibited can be found in complementary laws of the States and Territories.