Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
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Summary

Implements the Government’s response to the recommendations of the 2015 Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering, the bill amends the: Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to: clarify the services to which the Act applies by recognising prohibited interactive gambling services and regulated interactive gambling services; prohibit a person providing regulated interactive gambling services to Australians unless the person holds a licence under the law of an Australian state and territory; introduce a civil penalty regime to be enforced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA); prohibit ‘click to call’ in-play betting services; streamline complaints handling and investigation processes; establish a register of eligible regulated interactive gambling services to be published on the ACMA website; and enable the minister to determine by legislative instrument that a specific thing is, or is not, a sporting event for the purposes of the Act; Interactive Gambling Regulations 2001 to make consequential amendments; and Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 to enable the ACMA to disclose certain information to foreign regulators and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Nov 2016
Second reading moved 10 Nov 2016
Second reading debate 08 Feb 2017
Second reading agreed to 08 Feb 2017
Consideration in detail debate 08 Feb 2017
Third reading agreed to 08 Feb 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 09 Feb 2017
Second reading moved 09 Feb 2017
Second reading debate 20 Mar 2017
Second reading agreed to 20 Mar 2017
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 7 Nick Xenophon Team agreed to
20 Mar 2017
Committee of the Whole debate 21 Mar 2017
Third reading agreed to 21 Mar 2017
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 21 Mar 2017

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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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.