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INTERACTIVE GAMBLING ACT 2001


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--INTRODUCTION

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Simplified outline of this Act  
   4.      Definitions  
   5.      Prohibited interactive gambling services  
   8.      Australian-customer link  
   8AA.    Telephone betting service  
   8A.     Excluded wagering service  
   8B.     Excluded gaming service  
   8BA.    Place-based betting service  
   8BB.    Trade promotion gambling service  
   8C.     Designated broadcasting link and designated datacasting link  
   8D.     Excluded lottery service  
   8E.     Regulated interactive gambling service  
   8F.     Prohibited internet gambling content  
   9A.     Designated country  
   9B.     Designated country-customer link  
   10.     Exempt services  
   10A.    Sporting event  
   10B.    In-play betting service  
   11.     Extended meaning of use  
   12.     Crown to be bound  
   13.     Extension to external Territories  
   14.     Extra-territorial application  

   PART 2--DESIGNATED INTERACTIVE GAMBLING SERVICES NOT TO BE PROVIDED TO CUSTOMERS IN AUSTRALIA

   15.     Prohibited interactive gambling services not to be provided to customers in Australia  
   15AA.   Unlicensed regulated interactive gambling services not to be provided to customers in Australia  

   PART 2A--AUSTRALIAN-BASED PROHIBITED INTERACTIVE GAMBLING SERVICES NOT TO BE PROVIDED TO CUSTOMERS IN DESIGNATED COUNTRIES

   15A.    Australian-based prohibited interactive gambling services not to be provided to customers in designated countries  

   PART 3--COMPLAINTS SYSTEM: GAMBLING SERVICES ETC.

           Division 1--Making of complaints to the ACMA

   16.     Complaints in relation to gambling services etc.  
   17.     Complaints about breaches of online provider rules etc.  
   18.     Form of complaint  
   19.     Residency etc. of complainant  

           Division 2--Investigations by the ACMA

   21.     ACMA may investigate matters  
   22.     Conduct of investigations  
   23.     Protection from civil proceedings  

           Division 3--Action to be taken in relation to prohibited internet gambling content

   24.     Action to be taken in relation to prohibited internet gambling content  
   25.     Deferral of action in order to avoid prejudicing a criminal investigation  
   26.     Anti-avoidance--notified internet content  
   29.     Notification of internet content  

   PART 4--COMPLAINTS SYSTEM: INDUSTRY CODE AND INDUSTRY STANDARD

           Division 1--Simplified outline

   32.     Simplified outline  

           Division 2--Interpretation

   33.     Industry code  
   34.     Industry standard  
   35.     Designated internet gambling matters  

           Division 3--General principles relating to industry code and industry standard

   36.     Statement of regulatory policy  
   37.     Matters that must be dealt with by industry code and industry standard  

           Division 4--Industry code

   38.     Registration of industry code  
   39.     ACMA may request code  
   40.     Publication of notice where no body or association represents internet service providers  
   41.     Replacement of industry code  
   42.     Compliance with industry code  
   43.     Formal warnings--breach of industry code  

           Division 5--Industry standard

   44.     ACMA may determine an industry standard if a request for an industry code is not complied with  
   45.     ACMA may determine industry standard where no industry body or association formed  
   46.     ACMA may determine industry standard--total failure of industry code  
   47.     ACMA may determine industry standard--partial failure of industry code  
   48.     Compliance with industry standard  
   49.     Formal warnings--breach of industry standard  
   50.     Variation of industry standard  
   51.     Revocation of industry standard  

           Division 6--Industry code and industry standard to be included on a Register

   53.     Industry code and industry standard to be included on a Register  

   PART 5--COMPLAINTS SYSTEM: ONLINE PROVIDER RULES

   54.     Online provider rules  
   55.     Compliance with online provider rules  
   56.     Remedial directions--breach of online provider rules  
   57.      Continuing offences  
   57A.    Continuing contravention of civil penalty provisions  
   58.     Formal warnings--breach of online provider rules  
   59.      Federal Court may order a person to cease supplying internet carriage services  

   PART 6--COMPLAINTS SYSTEM: PROTECTION FROM CIVIL PROCEEDINGS

   60.     Protection from civil proceedings  

   PART 7--COMPLAINTS SYSTEM: REVIEW OF DECISIONS

   61.     Review of decisions  

   PART 7A--PROHIBITION OF ADVERTISING OF DESIGNATED INTERACTIVE GAMBLING SERVICES

           Division 1--Interpretation

   61AA.   Definitions  

           Division 2--Interpretation

   61BA.   Basic meaning of designated interactive gambling service advertisement  
   61BB.   Exception--political communication  
   61BC.   Exception--Websites etc. and business documents  
   61BD.   Exception--premises of providers  
   61BE.   Exceptions--management advertisements etc.  
   61BF.   Exception--products or services having the same name as a designated interactive gambling service  
   61BG.   Exception--anti-gambling advertisements  
   61BGA.  Exception--advertisements of a kind specified in the regulations  
   61BH.   Definition  

           Division 3--Interpretation

   61CA.   Basic meaning of publish a designated interactive gambling service advertisement  
   61CB.   Publish does not include broadcast or datacast  
   61CC.   Exception--trade communications  
   61CD.   Exception--advertisements in telephone directories  
   61CE.   Exception--ordinary activities of exempt libraries  
   61CF.   Exception--acknowledgments of assistance or support  

           Division 4--Broadcasting or datacasting of designated interactive gambling service advertisements in Australia

   61DA.   Designated interactive gambling service advertisements not to be broadcast or datacast in Australia  
   61DB.   Accidental or incidental broadcast or datacast permitted  
   61DC.   Broadcast or datacast of advertisements during flights of aircraft  

           Division 5--Publication of designated interactive gambling service advertisements in Australia

   61EA.   Designated interactive gambling service advertisements not to be published in Australia  
   61EB.   Periodicals distributed outside Australia--acts of publication permitted  
   61ED.   Accidental or incidental publication permitted  
   61EE.   Publication by person not receiving any benefit permitted  
   61EF.   Publication of advertisements during flights of aircraft  

           Division 6--Miscellaneous

   61FA.   Failure to broadcast, datacast or publish advertisement not actionable if this Part would be contravened  
   61FD.   Additional conditions for licences under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992  

   PART 8--MISCELLANEOUS

   62.     Application of Criminal Code  
   63.     Conduct by directors, employees and agents  
   64.     Service of summons or process on foreign corporations--criminal proceedings  
   64A.    Civil penalty provisions--formal warnings  
   64B.    Civil penalty provisions--enforcement  
   64C.    Civil penalty provisions--infringement notices  
   64D.    Civil penalty provisions--injunctions  
   65.     Service of notices  
   66.     Application of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992  
   67.     Additional ACMA function--monitoring compliance with codes and standards  
   68.     Register  
   69.     Operation of State and Territory laws  
   69A.    Regulations about unenforceability of agreements relating to illegal interactive gambling services  
   70.     Regulations  


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