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Second Reading Speeches

Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014

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

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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.