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Thursday, 19 March 1987
Page: 936


Senator REID —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate, noting that-

(a) 19 March 1987 marks the 2nd anniversary of the establishment of the Joint Select Committee on Video Material;

(b) the Committee has to date failed to present any report to the Parliament; and

(c) there are nine members and senators on the Committee, the majority of whom are Government members,

condemns the Federal Government for failing to introduce legislation for a moratorium on the sale and distribution of X-rated video material in the Australian Capital Territory during the intervening period of the Committee inquiry, and calls upon the Government to now redress this situation by introducing legislation which will prevent the sale or distribution of X-rated material in the Australian Capital Territory pending the Report and to do so without further delay.