5 July 2011

Reminder – submissions due COB 15 July!

To date the ALRC has received over 70 public submissions in response to the Issues Paper we released in May, and most of these can be viewed on the ALRC website. We remind everyone who has not yet completed their submission, that the closing date for submissions  - 15 July - is fast approaching!

A particular reminder to people who have started submissions using the online form. We can see that many of you have begun answering the questions, and saved the form, perhaps intending to complete it at a later time. Please make sure that you complete the form and use the “submit” button, so that your submissions can be given full consideration.

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The month in summary

The Classification Review team has been very active with industry and stakeholder consultations in Sydney and Canberra, with trips to Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane forthcoming. We have met with representatives of the games industry, the television sector, the film distribution and DVD industries, the mobile telecommunication sector, and Internet companies, as well as representatives of the churches, the adult film and magazine industry, academic experts and relevant government agencies. The Inquiry is seeking to maximise industry insight in its first round of consultations, and to engage in more public consultations following the release of the Discussion Paper in September.

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Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee Report

While the ALRC Classification Review team has been undertaking its work, the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee released its final report, Review of the National Classification Scheme: Achieving the Right Balance.

The Senate Committee’s report has received much publicity, particularly around its recommendations that classification powers should be ceded by the states and territories ... Read more >>

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