Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

Track (What's this?)

Permalink

Summary

Introduced with the Enhancing Online Safety for Children (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2014, the bill: establishes the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner and provides for the commissioner’s functions and powers; provides for a complaints system for cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child and a two-tiered system for rapid removal of that material from large social media services; provides for civil penalties, enforceable undertakings and injunctions; and establishes the Children’s Online Safety Special Account to fund the commissioner’s functions.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2014
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2014
Second reading debate 12 Feb 2015
Second reading debate 23 Feb 2015
Second reading agreed to 23 Feb 2015
Third reading agreed to 23 Feb 2015
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02 Mar 2015
Second reading moved 02 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 03 Mar 2015
Second reading debate 04 Mar 2015
Second reading agreed to 04 Mar 2015
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
04 Mar 2015
Third reading agreed to 04 Mar 2015
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
05 Mar 2015
Finally passed both Houses 05 Mar 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 24
  • Year: 2015
24 Mar 2015

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Word Format PDF Format HTML Format
Word Format PDF Format HTML Format

Explanatory memoranda

Word Format PDF Format HTML Format
Word Format PDF Format HTML Format

Proposed amendments

Senate

Word Format PDF Format HTML Format

Schedules of amendments

Word Format PDF Format HTML Format

Bills digest

PDF Format HTML Format

Notes

Helpful information

Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.