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Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts

Summary

Introduced with the Online Safety Bill 2021, the bill: repeals the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015; makes consequential amendments to 10 Acts; amends the Crimes Act 1914, Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 and Online Safety Act 2021, when enacted, to make amendments contingent on the commencement of certain other Acts; and contains transitional and application provisions.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24/02/21  
Second reading moved 24/02/21  
Second reading debate 16/03/21  
Second reading agreed to 16/03/21  
Third reading agreed to 16/03/21  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 17/03/21  
Second reading moved 17/03/21  
Second reading debate 16/06/21  
Second reading debate 17/06/21  
Second reading agreed to 22/06/21  
Third reading agreed to 22/06/21  
     
Finally passed both Houses 22/06/21  
Assent 23/07/21 Act no: 77 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/02/2021): Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Committee report (12/03/2021)
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (17/03/2021): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 5 of 2021
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (17/03/2021): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 5 of 2021
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)