Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)

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Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1)1
Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 160
I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995.
Dated 1 September 2011
QUENTIN BRYCE
Governor-General
By Her Excellency’s Command
BRENDAN O’CONNOR
Minister for Justice
1              Name of Regulations
                These Regulations are the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment Regulations 2011 (No. 1).
2              Commencement
                These Regulations commence on 5 September 2011.
3              Amendment of Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005
                Schedule 1 amends the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Regulations 2005.
Schedule 1        Amendments
(regulation 3)
 
[1]           Subregulation 4 (1), definitions of Assessed Computer Game — Level 1, Assessed Computer Game — Level 2 and Assessed Computer Game — Level 3
substitute
Assessed Computer Game means the category of computer game for which an application for classification of the game is accompanied by an assessment of the game by an authorised person that recommends that the game be classified G, PG or M.
[2]           Subregulation 4 (1), definitions of Computer Game — Level 1 and Computer Game — Level 2
substitute
Computer Game — Level 1 means:
                (a)    for an application for classification of a computer game — the category of computer game:
                          (i)    for which the application is not accompanied by an assessment of the game by an authorised person; and
                         (ii)    that is not covered by paragraph (a) of the definition of Computer Game — Level 2; and
               (b)    for an application for a certificate that an unclassified computer game is an exempt computer game — the category of computer game that is not covered by paragraph (b) of the definition of Computer Game — Level 2.
Computer Game — Level 2 means:
                (a)    for an application for classification of a computer game — the category of computer game for which the application:
                          (i)    is not accompanied by an assessment of the game by an authorised person; and
                         (ii)    if subsection 17 (2) of the Act applies — is accompanied by a separate recording of any part of the computer game that is likely to be regarded as containing contentious material; and
                        (iii)    is accompanied by a separate recording of the game that displays typical game play; and
               (b)    for an application for a certificate that an unclassified computer game is an exempt computer game — the category of computer game:
                          (i)    for which the game does not contain material that could cause the game to be classified M or a higher classification; and
                         (ii)    for which the application is accompanied by a separate recording of the game that displays typical game play.
[3]           Subregulation 4 (1), definition of Demonstrated Computer Game Level
omit
Game Level,
insert
Game,
[4]           Regulation 15, heading
substitute
15            Refund of fee for application for classification
[5]           Subregulation 15 (1)
omit
partial refund
insert
refund of all or part
[6]           Subregulation 15 (2)
omit
partial refund
insert
refund of all or part
[7]           Subregulation 15 (3)
substitute
         (3)   In determining the amount of the fee to be refunded (if any), the Director must have regard to the following:
                (a)    the applicant is entitled to a full refund of the amount of the fee paid only if:
                          (i)    the application for refund was made no later than 1 business day after the application for classification was made; and
                         (ii)    the Board had not made a decision about the application for classification at the time the application for refund was made;
               (b)    the Director is entitled to retain $180 of the amount of the fee paid if:
                          (i)    the application for refund was made in the period commencing 2 business days after the application for classification was made and ending at the end of 5 business days after the application for classification was made; and
                         (ii)    the Board had not made a decision about the application for classification at the time the application for refund was made;
                (c)    the Director is entitled to retain $360 of the amount of the fee paid if:
                          (i)    the application for refund was made 6 business days, or later, after the application for classification was made; and
                         (ii)    the Board had not made a decision about the application for classification at the time the application for refund was made;
               (d)    in any other case — the applicant is not entitled to a refund of all or part of the amount of the fee paid.
[8]           Regulation 16, heading
substitute
16            Refund of fee for application for review
[9]           Subregulation 16 (2)
omit
partial refund
insert
refund of all or part
[10]         Subregulation 16 (3)
omit
partial refund
insert
refund of all or part
[11]         Before paragraph 16 (4) (a)
insert
              (aa)    if the application for refund was made no later than 1 business day after the application for review of a decision was made — the applicant is entitled to a full refund of the amount of the fee paid;
[12]         Subregulation 17 (1), note
substitute
Note   Paragraphs 7 (1) (ba) to (g), subregulation 7 (1A) and regulation 8 set out the prescribed fees for the items mentioned in paragraphs (1) (a) to (d).
[13]         Schedule 1
substitute
Schedule 1        Fees
Part 1          Fee for classification of a publication
(regulation 5)
Division 1       Publications
Item
Number of pages
Fee ($)

1
0–76
420

2
77–152
480

3
153–252
560

4
253–500
790

5
501–800
1 230

6
More than 800
1 860

Division 2       Other
Item
Category
Fee ($)

1
Revised publication
210

2
Title change
190

Part 2          Fee for classification of a film for public exhibition
(paragraphs 7 (1) (a) and (b))
Division 1       New application
Item
Duration of film
Fee ($)

1
0–60 minutes
1 180

2
61–120 minutes
2 180

3
121–180 minutes
2 760

4
181–240 minutes
3 540

5
More than 240 minutes
6 540

Division 2       Other
Item
Category
Fee ($)

1
Title change
190

Part 3          Fee for classification of a film other than a film for public exhibition
(paragraphs 7 (1) (ba) to (g) and subregulations 7 (1A) and 9 (1))
Division 1       New application
Item
Duration of film
Fee ($)

1A
n/a — television series film assessed by authorised television series assessor (paragraph 7 (1) (ba))
640

1
0–60 minutes
550

2
61–120 minutes
730

3
121–180 minutes
900

4
181–240 minutes
1 090

5
241–300 minutes
1 290

6
301–400 minutes
1 690

7
401–500 minutes
2 010

8
501–600 minutes
2 530

9
601–700 minutes
2 830

10
701–800 minutes
3 300

11
801–900 minutes
3 620

12
901–1 000 minutes
4 100

13
1 001–1 100 minutes
4 420

14
1 101–1 200 minutes
4 900

15
1 201–1 300 minutes
5 220

16
1 301–1 400 minutes
5 700

17
1 401–1 500 minutes
6 020

18
1 501–1 600 minutes
6 490

19
1 601–1 700 minutes
6 970

20
1 701–1 800 minutes
7 290

21
1 801–1 900 minutes
7 770

22
1 901–2 000 minutes
8 090

Division 1A     Fee for classification of previously classified or certified exempt film with extra content not submitted with assessment by additional content assessor
Item
Duration of extra content
Fee ($)

1
0–60 minutes
550

2
61–120 minutes
730

3
121–180 minutes
900

4
181–240 minutes
1 090

5
241–300 minutes
1 290

6
301–400 minutes
1 690

7
401–500 minutes
2 010

8
501–600 minutes
2 530

9
601–700 minutes
2 830

10
701–800 minutes
3 300

11
801–900 minutes
3 620

12
901–1 000 minutes
4 100

13
1 001–1 100 minutes
4 420

14
1 101–1 200 minutes
4 900

15
1 201–1 300 minutes
5 220

16
1 301–1 400 minutes
5 700

17
1 401–1 500 minutes
6 020

18
1 501–1 600 minutes
6 490

19
1 601–1 700 minutes
6 970

20
1 701–1 800 minutes
7 290

21
1 801–1 900 minutes
7 770

22
1 901–2 000 minutes
8 090

Note   Duration of extra content is defined in subregulation 7 (1C).
Division 2       Other
Item
Category
Fee ($)

1
Title change — paragraph 7 (1) (d)
190

2
Additional content — paragraph 7 (1) (e)
480

3
Additional content — paragraphs 7 (1) (f) and (g)
230

Division 3       Priority processing
Item
Category
Fee ($)

1
Priority processing
420

Part 4          Fee for classification of computer game
(regulation 8 and subregulation 9 (1A))
Division 1       Category of computer game
Item
Category of computer game
Fee ($)

1
Computer Game — Level 1
1 210

2
Computer Game — Level 2
890

3
Assessed Computer Game
430

Division 2       Computer game for which demonstration required or accepted
Item
Category of computer game
Fee ($)

1
Demonstrated Computer Game
2 460

Division 3       Other
Item
Category
Fee ($)

1
Title change
190

Division 4       Priority processing
Item
Category
Fee ($)

1
Priority processing
420

Part 5          Fee for information
(regulation 10)
Item
Category of information
Fee ($)

1
Copy of a classification certificate
50

2
Copy of a notice under section 26 of the Act
50

Part 6          Fee for exempt film or exempt computer game certificate
(regulation 11)
Division 1       Film for public exhibition
Item
Duration of film
Fee ($)

1
0–60 minutes
1 180

2
61–120 minutes
2 180

3
121–180 minutes
2 760

4
181–240 minutes
3 540

5
More than 240 minutes
6 540

Division 2       Film other than a film for public exhibition
Item
Duration of film
Fee ($)

1
0–60 minutes
550

2
61–120 minutes
730

3
121–180 minutes
900

4
181–240 minutes
1 090

5
241–300 minutes
1 290

6
301–400 minutes
1 690

7
401–500 minutes
2 010

8
501–600 minutes
2 530

9
601–700 minutes
2 830

10
701–800 minutes
3 300

11
801–900 minutes
3 620

12
901–1 000 minutes
4 100

13
1 001–1 100 minutes
4 420

14
1 101–1 200 minutes
4 900

15
1 201–1 300 minutes
5 220

16
1 301–1 400 minutes
5 700

17
1 401–1 500 minutes
6 020

18
1 501–1 600 minutes
6 490

19
1 601–1 700 minutes
6 970

20
1 701–1 800 minutes
7 290

21
1 801–1 900 minutes
7 770

22
1 901–2 000 minutes
8 090

Division 3       Category of computer game
Item
Category of computer game
Fee ($)

1
Computer Game — Level 1
1 210

2
Computer Game — Level 2
890

Division 4       Computer game for which demonstration required or accepted
Item
Category of computer game
Fee ($)

1
Demonstrated Computer Game
2 460

Part 7          Fee for evidentiary certificate under section 87 of Act
(regulation 18)
Item
Category of evidentiary certificate
Fee ($)

1
A certificate stating that the classification, title and version of a publication, film or computer game are unchanged since classification, based on:
   (a)  a title cross‑check with the records of the previous classification; and
  (b)  a confirmatory viewing of the publication, film or computer game
1 410

2
A certificate confirming the classification and title of a publication, film or computer game that has been previously classified, based on a title cross‑check with the records of the previous classification
475

3
A certificate describing a publication, film or computer game in relation to which action has been taken, or not taken, under the Act
475

Part 8          Other fees
(regulations 6 and 12 to 14)
Item
Category
Fee ($)

1
Fee for declaration that classification applies to future issues of publication
1 080

2
Fee for approval of advertisement
470

3
Fee for assessment of likely classification of unclassified film or unclassified computer game
590

4
Fee for review of decision
10 000

Note
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