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


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Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017



Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts

Summary

Amends the: Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 to: prohibit the posting of, or threatening to post, an intimate image without consent on a social media service, relevant electronic service or a designated internet service; establish a complaints and objections system to be administered by the eSafety Commissioner; provide the commissioner with powers to issue removal notices or remedial directions; establish a civil penalty regime to be administered by the commissioner; and enable the commissioner to seek a civil penalty order from a relevant court, issue an infringement notice, obtain an injunction or enforce an undertaking, or issue a formal warning for contraventions of the civil penalty provisions; and Broadcasting Services Act 1992 to make a consequential amendment.

Progress of bill

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

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06/12/17  
Second reading moved 06/12/17  
Second reading debate 13/02/18  
Second reading agreed to 13/02/18  
Committee of the Whole debate 13/02/18 Amendment details: 1 Opposition agreed to
Committee of the Whole debate 14/02/18 Amendment details: 1 Nick Xenophon Team agreed to
Third reading agreed to 14/02/18  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/02/18  
Second reading moved 15/08/18  
Second reading debate 15/08/18  
Second reading debate 16/08/18  
Second reading agreed to 16/08/18  
Consideration in detail debate 16/08/18 Amendment details: 1 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 16/08/18  
     
Senate
Message from House of Reps reported 20/08/18  
Consideration of House of Reps message 23/08/18 Details: Senate agreed to House amendment
     
Finally passed both Houses 23/08/18  
Assent 31/08/18 Act no: 96 - Year: 2018
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 8366]
STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon

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  • Liberal Democratic Party [sheet 8368]
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

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  • Nick Xenophon Team [sheet 8371]
GRIFF, Sen Stirling

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  • Opposition [sheet 8364 revised]
O'NEILL, Sen Deborah

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House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet LC173]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendment made by the House of Representatives

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Bills Digest



Notes
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (06/02/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 3 of 2018
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (07/02/2018): Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills; Scrutiny Digest 3 of 2018
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)