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Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Page: 99


The PRESIDENT ( 21:38 ): The question now is that the second reading amendment on sheet 1236 circulated by the Australian Greens be agreed to.

Australian Greens' circulated amendment—

Omit all words after "That", substitute "the bills be withdrawn and the Senate:

(a) notes the Government's rush to legislate; and

(b) calls on the Government to redraft the bills to take account of concerns raised by submitters to the Environment and Communications Legislation Committee inquiry into the bill, including:

(i) use of the National Classification Code, which is currently under review,

(ii) the potential for elements of the bill to be used against lawful online content and content creators,

(iii) inadequate rights of review for businesses and individuals whose content is wrongly blocked or removed, either by the Commissioner or online platforms,

(iv) inadequate transparency and accountability regarding discretionary decisions made by a single, unelected officer,

(v) powers covering restricted access/encryption services, and

(vi) potential significant and detrimental effects on sex workers".