The Environment and Communications Committees cover the following portfolios: Communications and the Arts; and Environment and Energy.
On 25 February 2021, the Senate referred the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standards and Assurance) Bill 2021 to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 June 2021.
The bill would amend the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1989 (the Act) to implement Australia’s international obligations in relation to plastic wastes, bring the regulatory powers under the Act into line with contemporary Commonwealth legislation, and improve the administrative efficiency of the Act.
The bill would amend the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to prevent interactive gambling service providers from accepting payments by credit card (either directly or indirectly), create a criminal offence and civil penalty provision for a person who accepts, facilitates or promotes credit card payments for interactive gambling services and provides for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to enforce and review the new requirements.
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