- 1Open for comment09 Jun 2021
- 2Consultation closes21 Jul 2021
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.
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Have your say
We would like feedback on our proposal to remake the anti-terrorism standards as a single instrument. We also propose to make minor changes to align with current drafting practices and existing legislation.
Targeted questions are included in the consultation paper, or you can give your general views on the proposal.