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Thursday, 3 February 1994
Page: 263

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives assembled in Parliament:

  The petition of certain citizens of Australia draws to the attention of the House the controversial cartoon "Beavis and Butt-Head". This cartoon is coming to Australia from America where it is said by some to be unravelling the fabric of society. These animated teenagers engage in arson, petty theft, shoplifting, auto-theft, credit card fraud and cruelty to animals. Not to mention their attitude towards women which is also outrageous. There is growing evidence to support the adverse effects that violent videos and television have on the mental and spiritual health of our children. We must not ignore the evidence.

  Your petitioners therefore pray that the House ban this cartoon from being shown in Australia. We just don't need it.

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