On 30 Sept, 2011, the ALRC have released a discussion paper that proposes fundamental reform of the National Classification System.
The proposed new framework envisages:
- a greater role for industry in classifying content—allowing government regulators to focus on the content that generates the most community concern, and ensure access to adult content is properly restricted;
- content will be classified using the same categories, guidelines and markings whether viewed on television, at the cinema, on DVD or online;
- changes to classification categories, with age references—PG 8+ and T 13+ (Teen)—to help parents choose content for their children; and
- the Commonwealth taking on full responsibility for administering and enforcing the new scheme
To read more and access the discussion paper and discussion paper summary, click here to go through to ther ALRC website – and more importantly – find out how you can have your say.