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Prime Minister’s exemption – Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019

Aust Gov
5th April 2019

Prime Minister's Exemption - Attorney-General's Department

On 3 April 2019, the Government introduced the Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019 into Parliament.

The Bill will introduce new offences in the Criminal Code to ensure that internet, hosting or content services proactively refer abhorrent violent material to law enforcement, and that hosting and content services expeditiously remove from their platforms abhorrent violent material that is capable of being accessed within Australia.

The Prime Minister granted an exemption from the need to complete a Regulation Impact Statement because there were truly urgent and unforeseen events requiring a decision before an adequate regulatory impact assessment could be undertaken.

The Attorney-General’s Department will quantify the cost of the regulation within three months and will complete a Post Implementation Review within two years.

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