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This rule provides for the eSafety Commissioner to exercise powers under relevant legislation to take action, where required, to reduce Australian internet users’ exposure to material that promotes, instructs or incites in matters of terrorist acts or violent crimes.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 15 Jul 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate22-Jul-2019
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Enhancing Online Safety (Protecting Australians from Terrorist or Violent Criminal Material) Legislative Rule 2019

I, Paul Fletcher, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, make the following Legislative Rule.

Dated 8 July 2019                                          

Paul Fletcher

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

 

 

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Conferral of additional function................................................................................................ 1

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Enhancing Online Safety (Protecting Australians from Terrorist or Violent Criminal Material) Legislative Rule 2019.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 108(1) of the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

Act means the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015.

terrorist act has the same meaning as in Part 5.3 of the Criminal Code.

violent crime means abhorrent violent conduct (within the meaning of Subdivision H of Division 474 of the Criminal Code).

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)    Commissioner;

(b)    access;

(c)    material.

 

5  Conferral of additional function

                   For the purposes of paragraph 15(1)(r) of the Act, a function of the Commissioner is to promote online safety for Australians by protecting Australians from access or exposure to material that promotes, incites, or instructs in, terrorist acts or violent crimes.