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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918

1  Subsection 321D(5) (at the end of the table)

Add:

9

the communication is by voice call (within the meaning of the Do Not Call Register Act 2006 )

if the call involves an actor who is performing as a person in a particular occupation or in certain circumstances—the call includes such an actor

2  Application provision

The amendment of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 made by this Schedule applies to communication that occurs after the commencement of this item.

Spam Act 2003

3  Section 3

Omit:

•      This Act sets up a scheme for regulating commercial email and other types of commercial electronic messages.

substitute:

•      This Act sets up a scheme for regulating commercial email, other types of commercial electronic messages and political electronic messages.

4  Section 3

After “electronic messages” (second, third and fourth occurring), insert “and political electronic messages”.

5  Section 4

Insert:

political electronic message means an electronic message that:

                     (a)  is sent, or caused to be sent, by a registered political party; or

                     (b)  contains electoral m atter (within the meaning of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 ).

6  Section 7

Omit “a commercial”, substitute “an”.

7  Part 2 (heading)

After “ commercial ”, insert “ and political ”.

8  Section 15

After “electronic messages” (wherever occurring), insert “or political electronic messages”.

9  Section 16 (heading)

After “ commercial ”, insert “ and political ”.

10  Subsections 16(1) and (6)

After “a commercial electronic message”, insert “or a political electronic message”.

11  Section 17 (heading)

After “ Commercial ”, insert “ and political ”.

12  Subsection 17(1)

After “a commercial electronic message”, insert “or a political electronic message”.

13  Section 18 (heading)

After “ Commercial ”, insert “ and political ”.

14  Subsection 18(1)

After “a commercial electronic message”, insert “or a political electronic message”.

15  At the end of section 18

Add:

           (10)  For the purposes of the application of this section to a political electronic message, where the sending of the message is authorised by an individual or organisation, an  unsubscribe message  is:

                     (a)  an electronic message to the effect that the relevant electronic account-holder does not want to receive any further political electronic messages from or authorised by that individual or organisation; or

                     (b)  an electronic message to similar effect.

16  Subsections 20(2), 21(2), 22(2) and 28(2)

After “commercial electronic messages”, insert “or political electronic messages”.

17  Section 37

After “commercial electronic messages”, insert “or political electronic messages”.

18  Paragraph 38(1)(a)

After “commercial electronic messages”, insert “or political electronic messages”.

19  At the end of subsection 40(1)

Add “or political electronic messages”.

20  At the end of subparagraphs 42(a)(i), (b)(i) and (c)(i)

Add “or political electronic messages”.

21  At the end of paragraph 45(1)(a)

Add “or political electronic messages”.

22  Clause 1 of Schedule 1 (note 1)

After “commercial”(second occurring), insert “or political”.

23  Clause 1 of Schedule 1 (note 2)

After “commercial” (second and third occurring), insert “or political”.

24  Clause 1 of Schedule 2 (note)

After “commercial”, insert “or political”.

25  Paragraph 4(2)(d) of Schedule 2

After “commercial electronic messages” (wherever occurring), insert “or political electronic messages (whichever is relevant)”.

26  Paragraphs 6(1)(b) and (c) of Schedule 2

Omit “commercial”.

27  Subparagraph 6(1)(d)(i) of Schedule 2

After “commercial electronic messages”, insert “or political electronic messages (whichever is relevant)”.

28  Application provision

The amendments of the Spam Act 2003 made by this Schedule apply to an electronic message sent after the commencement of this item.