Outcome of this consultation
Broadcasting Services Online Content Service Provider Rules 2018 (made under Schedule 8 to the Broadcasting Services Act 1992) were registered on the Federal Register of Legislation on 29 August 2018.
The ACMA received twelve submissions to this consultation. These can be accessed from the right hand side index box under 'Other submissions received'.
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Second-round consultation paper:
Revised draft online content service provider rules—gambling promotional content provided in conjunction with live coverage of a sporting event
| Draft Broadcasting Services Online Content Service Provider Rules 2018 (made under the new Schedule 8 to the BSA)
The ACMA is conducting a second round of consultation on proposed new rules to restrict gambling advertising during live-streamed sport.
Consultation on an earlier draft Broadcasting Services Online Content Service Provider Rules 2018 (draft Online Rules) was held between 12 April and 10 May 2018. We received 14 submissions (one of which was confidential) during the first round of consultation. These submissions can be accessed from the right-hand-side index box under ‘Other submissions’ on the previous consultation page.
We have carefully considered submissions made in that process and, in response, have revised the draft Online Rules.
On 6 May 2017, the Australian Government announced a package of reforms that included restrictions on gambling advertising during live sporting events across broadcast and online platforms. The draft Online Rules are designed to enhance safeguards for child audiences of live sport.
The ACMA registered new codes of practice for radio and television broadcasting sectors on 12 March 2018, effective from 30 March 2018.
The intention is for the draft Online Rules to be as consistent as practicable with broadcasting rules. However, the operating environments for broadcasting and online content are not equivalent. So, while the draft Online Rules are substantially similar to the broadcasting codes, there are areas where they are not expressed in identical terms.
Once finalised, the Online Rules will be a legislative instrument.
Opportunity to provide feedback
The ACMA welcomes comments from stakeholders on the revised draft Online Rules.