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Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts)

 

 

A Bill for an Act to deal with transitional and consequential matters arising from the enactment of the Online Safety Act 2021 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Repeal of the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015                  4

Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015                                                                           4

Schedule 2—Amendments                                                                                                 5

Part 1—General amendments                                                                                    5

A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999                                         5

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                                5

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          11

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                           12

Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Act 2018            15

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                           15

Interactive Gambling Act 2001                                                                                18

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 18

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979                                  19

Tobacco Advertising Prohibition Act 1992                                                          19

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2021                                                          20

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                          20

Part 3—Amendments contingent on the non-commencement of the Export Market Development Grants Legislation Amendment Act 2020                                                      21

Export Market Development Grants Act 1997                                                      21

Part 4—Amendments contingent on the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021                                                                                      22

Online Safety Act 2021                                                                                              22

Schedule 3—Transitional and application provisions                                     23

Part 1—eSafety Commissioner                                                                               23

Part 2—Complaints and objections                                                                       24

Part 3—Provision of material etc.                                                                          27

Part 4—Notices                                                                                                               29

Part 5—Protection from proceedings                                                                   31

Part 6—Miscellaneous                                                                                                 34

 

 



A Bill for an Act to deal with transitional and consequential matters arising from the enactment of the Online Safety Act 2021 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2021 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

At the same time as the Online Safety Act 2021 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the Online Safety Act 2021 does not commence.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

At the same time as the Online Safety Act 2021 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the Online Safety Act 2021 does not commence.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) the commencement of Schedule 3 to the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Act 2021 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 3

At the same time as the Online Safety Act 2021 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if:

(a) the Online Safety Act 2021 does not commence; or

(b) Schedule 1 to the Export Market Development Grants Legislation Amendment Act 2020 commences before the commencement of the Online Safety Act 2021 .

 

6  Schedule 2, Part 4

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the Online Safety Act 2021 ; and

(b) the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 .

 

7.  Schedule 3

At the same time as the Online Safety Act 2021 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the Online Safety Act 2021 does not commence.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.