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ENHANCING ONLINE SAFETY ACT 2015


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Simplified outline of this Act  
   4.      Definitions  
   5.      Cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child  
   6.      When material is provided on a social media service, relevant electronic service or designated internet service  
   7.      When material is posted by an end-user of a social media service, relevant electronic service or designated internet service  
   8.      When material is removed from a social media service, relevant electronic service or designated internet service  
   9.      Social media service  
   9A.     Designated internet service  
   9B.     Intimate image  
   9C.     Hosting service  
   9D.     On-demand program service  
   9E.     Consent  
   10.     Crown to be bound  
   11.     Application of this Act  
   12.     Convention on the Rights of the Child  

   PART 2--ESAFETY COMMISSIONER

   13.     Simplified outline of this Part  
   14.     eSafety Commissioner  
   15.     Functions of the Commissioner  
   16.     Powers of the Commissioner  

   PART 3--COMPLAINTS AND OBJECTIONS

           Division 1--Introduction

   17.     Simplified outline of this Part  

           Division 2--Complaints about cyber-bullying material

   18.     Complaints about cyber-bullying material  
   19.     Investigation of complaints  

           Division 3--Complaints about, and objections to, intimate images

   19A.    Complaints  
   19B.    Objection notice  
   19C.    Investigation of complaints  
   19D.    Commissioner's response to objection notices  

   PART 4--SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES

           Division 1--Introduction

   20.     Simplified outline of this Part  
   21.     Basic online safety requirements  
   22.     Statement of Parliamentary expectations  

           Division 2--Tier 1 social media services

              Subdivision A--Declaration of tier 1 social media service

   23.     Declaration of tier 1 social media service  
   24.     Variation of declaration of tier 1 social media service--change of name  
   25.     Revocation of declaration of social media service as a tier 1 social media service  
   26.     Notification of changes to terms of use of tier 1 social media service  
   27.     Notification of change of contact person etc.  
   28.     Register of Tier 1 Social Media Services  

              Subdivision B--Request for removal of cyber-bullying material

   29.     Request for removal of cyber-bullying material  

           Division 3--Tier 2 social media services

              Subdivision A--Declaration of tier 2 social media service

   30.     Declaration of tier 2 social media service  
   31.     Recommendation about declaration of a tier 2 social media service  
   32.     Variation of declaration of tier 2 social media service--change of name  
   33.     Revocation of declaration of social media service as a tier 2 social media service  
   34.     Register of Tier 2 Social Media Services  

              Subdivision B--Social media service notices

   35.     Social media service notice  
   36.     Compliance with social media service notice  
   37.     Formal warning  

           Division 4--Non-compliant social media services

   38.     Non-compliance with the basic online safety requirements  
   39.     Non-compliance with a request for removal of cyber-bullying material  
   40.     Non-compliance with a social media service notice  

   PART 5--END-USER NOTICES RELATING TO CYBER-BULLYING MATERIAL

   41.     Simplified outline of this Part  
   42.     End-user notice  
   43.     Compliance with end-user notice  
   44.     Formal warning  

   PART 5A--NON-CONSENSUAL SHARING OF INTIMATE IMAGES

           Division 1--Introduction

   44A.    Simplified outline of this Part  

           Division 2--Intimate images must not be posted without consent etc

   44B.    Posting an intimate image  
   44C.    Formal warning  

           Division 3--Removal notices

   44D.    Removal notice given to the provider of a social media service, relevant electronic service or designated internet service  
   44E.    Removal notice given to an end-user  
   44F.    Removal notice given to a hosting service provider  
   44G.    Compliance with removal notice  
   44H.    Formal warning  
   44J.    Transitional  

           Division 4--Miscellaneous

   44K.    Remedial direction  
   44L.    Formal warning  
   44M.    Exempt post of an intimate image  

   PART 6--ENFORCEMENT

   45.     Simplified outline of this Part  
   46.     Civil penalty provision  
   46A.    Infringement notices  
   47.     Enforceable undertakings  
   48.     Injunctions  

   PART 7--ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE COMMISSIONER

           Division 1--Introduction

   49.     Simplified outline of this Part  

           Division 2--Appointment of the Commissioner

   50.     Appointment of the Commissioner  
   51.     Period of appointment for the Commissioner  
   52.     Acting appointments  

           Division 3--Terms and conditions for the Commissioner

   53.     Remuneration and allowances  
   54.     Leave of absence  
   55.     Outside employment  
   56.     Disclosure of interests to the Minister  
   57.     Resignation  
   58.     Termination of appointment  
   59.     Other terms and conditions  

           Division 4--Other matters

   60.     Supplementary powers  
   61.     Commissioner's liabilities are Commonwealth liabilities  
   62.     Commissioner has privileges and immunities of the Crown  
   63.     Delegation by the Commissioner to a member of the staff of the ACMA etc.  
   64.     Delegation by the Commissioner to a body corporate  
   65.     Sub-delegation by body corporate  
   66.     Annual report  
   67.     Assistance to the Commissioner  
   68.     Commissioner not subject to direction by the ACMA  
   69.     Consultants  
   70.     Minister may give directions to the Commissioner  

   PART 8--ONLINE SAFETY SPECIAL ACCOUNT

   71.     Simplified outline of this Part  
   72.     Online Safety Special Account  
   73.     Credits to the Account  
   74.     Purposes of the Account  

   PART 9--DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

   75.     Simplified outline of this Part  
   76.     Scope  
   77.     Disclosure to Minister  
   78.     Disclosure to APS employees for advising the Minister  
   79.     Disclosure to Royal Commissions  
   80.     Disclosure to certain authorities  
   81.     Disclosure to teachers or school principals  
   82.     Disclosure to parents or guardians  
   83.     Disclosure with consent  
   84.     Disclosure of publicly available information  
   85.     Disclosure of summaries and statistics  
   86.     Relationship with Part 13 of the Telecommunications Act 1997  

   PART 10--MISCELLANEOUS

   87.     Simplified outline of this Part  
   88.     Review of decisions  
   89.     Protection from civil proceedings  
   90.     Liability for damages  
   91.     Protection from criminal proceedings--Commissioner etc.  
   92.     Referral of matters to law enforcement agencies  
   93.     Deferral of action in order to avoid prejudicing a criminal investigation  
   94.     Copies of material  
   95.     Compensation for acquisition of property  
   96.     Service of notices by electronic means  
   97.     Service of notices on contact person etc.  
   98.     This Act does not limit Schedule 5, 7 or 8 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992  
   99.     This Act does not limit the Telecommunications Act 1997  
   100.    Implied freedom of political communication  
   101.    Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws  
   102.    This Act not to affect performance of State or Territory functions  
   103.    Revocation or variation of instruments  
   104.    Terms of use of a social media service  
   105.    Provider of social media service, relevant electronic service or designated internet service  
   106.    Extended meaning of use  
   107.    Review of this Act etc.  
   108.    Legislative rules  


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