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Wednesday, 9 May 1984
Page: 1788

Senator WALTERS —by leave-I present the following petition:

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate assembled. The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth:

1. That governments have a responsibility to maintain standards acceptable to society's wishes.

2. It cannot be guaranteed that X rated video material will not be viewed by children.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate, in Parliament assembled should: Not adopt the X Classification for Films and Video Tapes, nor Category 2 for Printed Material. Further, that tighter restrictions be applied to R rated Films and Video Tapes and Category 1 Printed Material.

And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

It is signed by the State President of the Country Women's Association of New South Wales on behalf of 16,700 members.