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Second Reading Speeches

Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019

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Amends the

Criminal Code Act 1995
to: introduce new offences that will apply to providers of internet, hosting or content services who fail to refer details of abhorrent violent material that records or streams conduct that has occurred, or is occurring, in Australia to the Australian Federal Police within a reasonable time after becoming aware of the existence of such material, or who fail to remove from, or cease hosting, on their services abhorrent violent material that is capable of being accessed within Australia; and enable the eSafety Commissioner to issue a written notice to a provider of a hosting or content service notifying them that abhorrent violent material can be accessed by, or is hosted on, their service.

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