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SLI 2011 No. 160 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005 to prescribe new fees for applications for classification to the Classification Board and the Review Board.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
General Comments: Replacement Explanatory Statement tabled by agency (Reps 31/10 and Senate 31/10). See supporting material related tabling correspondence.
Registered 02 Sep 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Sep-2011
Tabled Senate12-Sep-2011
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 160

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995.

Dated 1 September 2011

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor-General

By Her Excellency’s Command

BRENDAN O’CONNOR


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 5 September 2011.

3              Amendment of Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005

                Schedule 1 amends the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

 

[1]           Subregulation 4 (1), definitions of Assessed Computer Game — Level 1, Assessed Computer Game — Level 2 and Assessed Computer Game — Level 3

substitute

Assessed Computer Game means the category of computer game for which an application for classification of the game is accompanied by an assessment of the game by an authorised person that recommends that the game be classified G, PG or M.

[2]           Subregulation 4 (1), definitions of Computer Game — Level 1 and Computer Game — Level 2

substitute

Computer Game — Level 1 means:

                (a)    for an application for classification of a computer game — the category of computer game:

                          (i)    for which the application is not accompanied by an assessment of the game by an authorised person; and

                         (ii)    that is not covered by paragraph (a) of the definition of Computer Game — Level 2; and

               (b)    for an application for a certificate that an unclassified computer game is an exempt computer game — the category of computer game that is not covered by paragraph (b) of the definition of Computer Game — Level 2.

Computer Game — Level 2 means:

                (a)    for an application for classification of a computer game — the category of computer game for which the application:

                          (i)    is not accompanied by an assessment of the game by an authorised person; and

                         (ii)    if subsection 17 (2) of the Act applies — is accompanied by a separate recording of any part of the computer game that is likely to be regarded as containing contentious material; and

                        (iii)    is accompanied by a separate recording of the game that displays typical game play; and

               (b)    for an application for a certificate that an unclassified computer game is an exempt computer game — the category of computer game:

                          (i)    for which the game does not contain material that could cause the game to be classified M or a higher classification; and

                         (ii)    for which the application is accompanied by a separate recording of the game that displays typical game play.

[3]           Subregulation 4 (1), definition of Demonstrated Computer Game Level

omit

Game Level,

insert

Game,

[4]           Regulation 15, heading

substitute

15            Refund of fee for application for classification

[5]           Subregulation 15 (1)

omit

partial refund

insert

refund of all or part

[6]           Subregulation 15 (2)

omit

partial refund

insert

refund of all or part

[7]           Subregulation 15 (3)

substitute

         (3)   In determining the amount of the fee to be refunded (if any), the Director must have regard to the following:

                (a)    the applicant is entitled to a full refund of the amount of the fee paid only if:

                          (i)    the application for refund was made no later than 1 business day after the application for classification was made; and

                         (ii)    the Board had not made a decision about the application for classification at the time the application for refund was made;

               (b)    the Director is entitled to retain $180 of the amount of the fee paid if:

                          (i)    the application for refund was made in the period commencing 2 business days after the application for classification was made and ending at the end of 5 business days after the application for classification was made; and

                         (ii)    the Board had not made a decision about the application for classification at the time the application for refund was made;

                (c)    the Director is entitled to retain $360 of the amount of the fee paid if:

                          (i)    the application for refund was made 6 business days, or later, after the application for classification was made; and

                         (ii)    the Board had not made a decision about the application for classification at the time the application for refund was made;

               (d)    in any other case — the applicant is not entitled to a refund of all or part of the amount of the fee paid.

[8]           Regulation 16, heading

substitute

16            Refund of fee for application for review

[9]           Subregulation 16 (2)

omit

partial refund

insert

refund of all or part

[10]         Subregulation 16 (3)

omit

partial refund

insert

refund of all or part

[11]         Before paragraph 16 (4) (a)

insert

              (aa)    if the application for refund was made no later than 1 business day after the application for review of a decision was made — the applicant is entitled to a full refund of the amount of the fee paid;

[12]         Subregulation 17 (1), note

substitute

Note   Paragraphs 7 (1) (ba) to (g), subregulation 7 (1A) and regulation 8 set out the prescribed fees for the items mentioned in paragraphs (1) (a) to (d).

[13]         Schedule 1

substitute

Schedule 1        Fees

Part 1          Fee for classification of a publication

(regulation 5)

Division 1       Publications

Item

Number of pages

Fee ($)

1

0–76

420

2

77–152

480

3

153–252

560

4

253–500

790

5

501–800

1 230

6

More than 800

1 860

Division 2       Other

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Revised publication

210

2

Title change

190

Part 2          Fee for classification of a film for public exhibition

(paragraphs 7 (1) (a) and (b))

Division 1       New application

Item

Duration of film

Fee ($)

1

0–60 minutes

1 180

2

61–120 minutes

2 180

3

121–180 minutes

2 760

4

181–240 minutes

3 540

5

More than 240 minutes

6 540

Division 2       Other

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Title change

190

Part 3          Fee for classification of a film other than a film for public exhibition

(paragraphs 7 (1) (ba) to (g) and subregulations 7 (1A) and 9 (1))

Division 1       New application

Item

Duration of film

Fee ($)

1A

n/a — television series film assessed by authorised television series assessor (paragraph 7 (1) (ba))

640

1

0–60 minutes

550

2

61–120 minutes

730

3

121–180 minutes

900

4

181–240 minutes

1 090

5

241–300 minutes

1 290

6

301–400 minutes

1 690

7

401–500 minutes

2 010

8

501–600 minutes

2 530

9

601–700 minutes

2 830

10

701–800 minutes

3 300

11

801–900 minutes

3 620

12

901–1 000 minutes

4 100

13

1 001–1 100 minutes

4 420

14

1 101–1 200 minutes

4 900

15

1 201–1 300 minutes

5 220

16

1 301–1 400 minutes

5 700

17

1 401–1 500 minutes

6 020

18

1 501–1 600 minutes

6 490

19

1 601–1 700 minutes

6 970

20

1 701–1 800 minutes

7 290

21

1 801–1 900 minutes

7 770

22

1 901–2 000 minutes

8 090

Division 1A     Fee for classification of previously classified or certified exempt film with extra content not submitted with assessment by additional content assessor

Item

Duration of extra content

Fee ($)

1

0–60 minutes

550

2

61–120 minutes

730

3

121–180 minutes

900

4

181–240 minutes

1 090

5

241–300 minutes

1 290

6

301–400 minutes

1 690

7

401–500 minutes

2 010

8

501–600 minutes

2 530

9

601–700 minutes

2 830

10

701–800 minutes

3 300

11

801–900 minutes

3 620

12

901–1 000 minutes

4 100

13

1 001–1 100 minutes

4 420

14

1 101–1 200 minutes

4 900

15

1 201–1 300 minutes

5 220

16

1 301–1 400 minutes

5 700

17

1 401–1 500 minutes

6 020

18

1 501–1 600 minutes

6 490

19

1 601–1 700 minutes

6 970

20

1 701–1 800 minutes

7 290

21

1 801–1 900 minutes

7 770

22

1 901–2 000 minutes

8 090

Note   Duration of extra content is defined in subregulation 7 (1C).

Division 2       Other

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Title change — paragraph 7 (1) (d)

190

2

Additional content — paragraph 7 (1) (e)

480

3

Additional content — paragraphs 7 (1) (f) and (g)

230

Division 3       Priority processing

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Priority processing

420

Part 4          Fee for classification of computer game

(regulation 8 and subregulation 9 (1A))

Division 1       Category of computer game

Item

Category of computer game

Fee ($)

1

Computer Game — Level 1

1 210

2

Computer Game — Level 2

890

3

Assessed Computer Game

430

Division 2       Computer game for which demonstration required or accepted

Item

Category of computer game

Fee ($)

1

Demonstrated Computer Game

2 460

Division 3       Other

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Title change

190

Division 4       Priority processing

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Priority processing

420

Part 5          Fee for information

(regulation 10)

Item

Category of information

Fee ($)

1

Copy of a classification certificate

50

2

Copy of a notice under section 26 of the Act

50

Part 6          Fee for exempt film or exempt computer game certificate

(regulation 11)

Division 1       Film for public exhibition

Item

Duration of film

Fee ($)

1

0–60 minutes

1 180

2

61–120 minutes

2 180

3

121–180 minutes

2 760

4

181–240 minutes

3 540

5

More than 240 minutes

6 540

Division 2       Film other than a film for public exhibition

Item

Duration of film

Fee ($)

1

0–60 minutes

550

2

61–120 minutes

730

3

121–180 minutes

900

4

181–240 minutes

1 090

5

241–300 minutes

1 290

6

301–400 minutes

1 690

7

401–500 minutes

2 010

8

501–600 minutes

2 530

9

601–700 minutes

2 830

10

701–800 minutes

3 300

11

801–900 minutes

3 620

12

901–1 000 minutes

4 100

13

1 001–1 100 minutes

4 420

14

1 101–1 200 minutes

4 900

15

1 201–1 300 minutes

5 220

16

1 301–1 400 minutes

5 700

17

1 401–1 500 minutes

6 020

18

1 501–1 600 minutes

6 490

19

1 601–1 700 minutes

6 970

20

1 701–1 800 minutes

7 290

21

1 801–1 900 minutes

7 770

22

1 901–2 000 minutes

8 090

Division 3       Category of computer game

Item

Category of computer game

Fee ($)

1

Computer Game — Level 1

1 210

2

Computer Game — Level 2

890

Division 4       Computer game for which demonstration required or accepted

Item

Category of computer game

Fee ($)

1

Demonstrated Computer Game

2 460

Part 7          Fee for evidentiary certificate under section 87 of Act

(regulation 18)

Item

Category of evidentiary certificate

Fee ($)

1

A certificate stating that the classification, title and version of a publication, film or computer game are unchanged since classification, based on:

   (a)  a title cross‑check with the records of the previous classification; and

  (b)  a confirmatory viewing of the publication, film or computer game

1 410

2

A certificate confirming the classification and title of a publication, film or computer game that has been previously classified, based on a title cross‑check with the records of the previous classification

475

3

A certificate describing a publication, film or computer game in relation to which action has been taken, or not taken, under the Act

475

Part 8          Other fees

(regulations 6 and 12 to 14)

Item

Category

Fee ($)

1

Fee for declaration that classification applies to future issues of publication

1 080

2

Fee for approval of advertisement

470

3

Fee for assessment of likely classification of unclassified film or unclassified computer game

590

4

Fee for review of decision

10 000


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