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Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2007 [2008]

 

2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol Toll Reduction Bill 2007

 

No.      , 2007

 

(Senator Fielding)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to create a culture of responsible drinking, and to facilitate a reduction in the alcohol toll resulting from excessive alcohol consumption, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Objects................................................................................................ 2

4............ Alcohol advertisements not to be broadcast........................................ 2

5............ Schedule.............................................................................................. 2

Schedule 1—Amendments to provide for the advertising of alcohol products     3

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005                              3

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                4

Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991                                                5

 



A Bill for an Act to create a culture of responsible drinking, and to facilitate a reduction in the alcohol toll resulting from excessive alcohol consumption, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Alcohol Toll Reduction Act 2007 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Objects

                   The objects of this Act are to:

                     (a)  limit the times at which alcohol products are advertised on radio and television for the protection of young people;

                     (b)  provide for compulsory health information labels for alcohol products; and

                     (c)  provide for alcohol advertisements to be pre-approved by an Australian Communications Media Authority Division containing experts from the health industry, drug and alcohol support services and motor vehicle accident trauma support services.

4   Alcohol advertisements not to be broadcast

                   A broadcaster must not:

                     (a)  broadcast an alcohol advertisement in Australia on or after 1 July 2008, otherwise than as permitted by Schedule 1 of this Act; or

                     (b)  authorise or cause an alcohol advertisement to be broadcast otherwise than as permitted by Schedule 1 of this Act.

Penalty:  1000 penalty units.

5   Schedule

                   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.