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Volume: 16 Issue: 9
(September 2017)

acmas increased powers under australias interactive gambling amendment act 2017 9 august 2017 interactive gambling amendment bill 2016 (cth


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The ACMA’s increased powers under Australia’s Interactive Gambling Amendment Act 2017

On 9 August 2017, the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 (Cth) (‘IGA Bill’) was passed by the Australian Senate. After almost a year of drafting, discussion and debate in the Federal Parliament, the Interactive Gambling Amendment Act 2017 (Cth) (‘IGA Amendment Act’) came into force on 13 September 2017. Jamie Nettleton, Karina Chong and Nicola Austin of Addisons Lawyers, provide a breakdown of the new powers granted to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (‘ACMA’) by the IGA Amendment Act and what happens now.

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