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Proposal to remake the anti-terrorism standards - consultation 22/2021

The anti-terrorism standards for narrowcast television services are due to sunset on 1 October 2021. We are seeking your views on remaking the standards in a single instrument with only minor changes.

Now under review
Consultation number
IFC 22/2021
Days remaining 0 of 43 days
  • 1

    Open for comment

    09 Jun 2021
  • 2

    Consultation closed

    21 Jul 2021
  • 3

    Outcome published

    14 Sep 2021

Key documents


Previous consultation: The issue

The Broadcasting Services (Anti-terrorism Requirements for Subscription Television Narrowcasting Services) Standard 2011 and the Broadcasting Services (Anti-terrorism Requirements for Open Narrowcasting Television Services) Standard 2011 are due to sunset on 1 October 2021.

The standards aim to prevent the broadcast of programs on subscription and open narrowcast television that:

  • advocate a terrorist act
  • encourage people to join or finance listed terrorists.

Since the anti-terrorism standards were introduced in 2006, community concern about terrorism and seriously harmful material has persisted. Counter-terrorism continues to be a priority policy area for the Australian Government.

Find out more about sunsetting.

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