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Thursday, 7 June 1984
Page: 2715

Motion (by Senator Durack) proposed:

(1) That a Joint Select Committee be appointed to-

(a) examine the extent to which video tapes and discs containing pornographic, violent, or obscene material are available;

(b) examine the extent to which children under the age of 18 years obtain access and are exposed to such material;

(c) investigate the effectiveness of legislative controls upon the availability of such material; and

(d) examine the likely effects upon people of exposure to such material and particularly upon children and emotionally disturbed persons; and

(e) examine the extent to which advances in technology might affect considerations of public policy in relation to such material.

(2) That the provisions relating to membership, powers and proceedings be contained in a subsequent Resolution.

(3) That the foregoing Resolution be communicated to the House of Representatives by Message, requesting its concurrence in the Resolution.