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Thursday, 25 March 1999
Page: 3302

Debate resumed.

Amendment (by Senator Ian Campbell )—by leave—proposed:

Omit paragraph (1), substitute:

"(1) That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Information Technologies, be appointed to:

(a) evaluate the development of self-regulatory codes in the information industries;

(b) monitor the personal, social and economic impact of continuing technological change created by industries and services utilising information technologies:

(c) examine the Government's decision to establish a regulatory framework relating to illegal or offensive material published and transmitted through online services such as the internet; and

(d) inquire into and report on such other matters as may be referred to it by the Senate."