About this inquiry

This bill would establish a legislative framework which can be used by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to impose gambling promotions restrictions on online content service providers. The bill would also provide ACMA with the power to (if directed by the Minister) determine program standards about gambling promotional content which apply to certain broadcasters and subscription providers.

Past Public Hearings




Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) Bill 2017

12 February 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-709-3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 265KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee membership (PDF 21KB)
Chapter 1 (PDF 42KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Scope and structure of the report
Background to the bill
Overview of the bill
Reports of other committees

Chapter 2 (PDF 153KB)

Overall views on the bill
Comments on specific measures—Schedule 8 (Online content services)
Comments on specific measures—Section 125A (Program standards)

Labor Senators' additional comments (PDF 18KB)
Australian Greens' dissenting report (PDF 19KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions, tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 10KB)

Tabled documents
Answers to questions on notice
Additional Information

Appendix 2 - Public hearing (PDF 10KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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