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Second Reading Speeches

Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Communications and the Arts
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
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.