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Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1996B03802
  • No longer in force
SR 1995 No. 403 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-Apr-1996
Tabled Senate30-Apr-1996
Gazetted 19 Dec 1995
Date of repeal 19 Jul 2013
Repealed by Customs and Border Protection (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Statutory Rules 1995   No. 4031

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Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations2 (Amendment)

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Customs Act 1901.

Dated 12 December 1995.

 

                                                                                    BILL HAYDEN

                                                                                   Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

M. LAVARCH

Attorney-General

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1.   Commencement

1.1   Subregulation 3.5 commences on the date of commencement of the provisions of the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 referred to in subsection 2 (2) of that Act.

[NOTE: The remainder of these Regulations commence on gazettal: see Acts Interpretation Act 1901, s. 48.]

2.   Amendment

2.1   The Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.

3.   Regulation 4A (Importation of objectionable goods)

3.1   Subregulation 4A (1) (definition of “film”):

Omit “image can be produced;”, substitute “image, including a computer generated image, can be produced, but does not include a computer game;”.

3.2   Subregulation 4A (1) (definition of “publication”):

Omit “film”, substitute “film, computer game”.

3.3   Subregulation 4A (1):

Insert the following definitions:

‘computer game’ means a computer program and associated data capable of generating a display on a computer monitor, television screen, liquid crystal display or similar medium that allows the playing of an interactive game;

‘computer generated image’ means an image (including an image in the form of text) produced by use of a computer on a computer monitor, television screen, liquid crystal display or similar medium from electronically recorded data;

‘interactive game’ means a game in which the way the game proceeds and the result achieved at various stages of the game is determined in response to the decisions, inputs and direct involvement of the player;”.

3.4   Subregulation 4A (1A):

Omit the subregulation, substitute:

        “(1A)   This regulation applies to publications, other than films that are registered under the Customs (Cinematograph Films) Regulations, and any other goods, that:

             (a)   describe, depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be imported; or

             (b)   describe or depict in a way that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult, a person who is, or who looks like, a child under 16 (whether the person is engaged in sexual activity or not); or

             (c)   in relation to a computer game—are unsuitable for a person under 18 to see or play; or

             (d)   promote, incite or instruct in matters of crime or violence; or

             (e)   promote or incite the misuse of a drug specified in Schedule 4.”.

3.5   Subregulation 4A (1A):

Omit “publications, other than films that are registered under the Customs (Cinematograph Films) Regulations,”, substitute “publications”.

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NOTES

1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 19 December 1995.

2.   Statutory Rules 1956 No. 90 as amended by 1958 Nos. 6 and 67; 1959 Nos. 17, 31 and 93; 1960 No. 22; 1961 No. 117; 1962 No. 82; 1963 No. 26; 1964 Nos. 25 and 39; 1965 Nos. 81, 91, 135, 167 and 190; 1966 No. 95; 1967 Nos. 41, 58, 114 and 178; 1968 Nos. 100, 141 and 161; 1969 Nos. 2, 7, 10, 39, 43 and 218; 1970 Nos. 8, 72, 105 and 194; 1972 No. 97; 1973 Nos. 5, 6, 42, 43, 89, 93, 162, 175, 217, 227, 228 and 262; 1974 Nos. 123 and 249; 1975 Nos. 58, 62, 121, 172 and 183; 1976 Nos. 98, 159, 186 and 291; 1977 Nos. 18, 23, 24, 59, 67 and 162; 1978 No. 276; 1979 Nos. 145, 155 and 280; 1980 Nos. 71, 78, 150, 211, 368, 376, 380 and 382; 1981 Nos. 29, 71, 176, 309, 369 and 383; Act No. 75, 1981; Statutory Rules 1982 Nos. 44, 80, 102, 170, 236 and 252; 1983 No. 331; 1984 Nos. 55, 64, 102, 128, 260, 261, 317 and 318; 1985 Nos. 26, 96, 139, 160, 305 and 377; 1986 Nos. 180, 307, 342, 362 and 385; 1987 Nos. 37, 98, 101, 320 and 321; 1988 Nos. 64, 136, 177, 326, 327, 374 and 375; 1989 Nos. 60 and 379; 1990 Nos. 39, 191, 265, 324, 460 and 467; 1991 Nos. 23, 76, 248 and 289; 1992 Nos. 49, 154, 189, 286 and 413; 1993 Nos. 67, 211, 256, 257 and 382; 1994 Nos. 104, 171, 241, 314 and 378; 1995  Nos. 15 and 89.