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VIDEOS-MORATORIUM ON AVAILABILITY OF CERTAIN VIDEO MATERIAL

Senator Reid, by leave, amended General Business, Notice of Motion No. 113 standing in her name and pursuant to notice, moved-That the Senate- (a) recognises the concern in the community in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and other parts of Australia about the influx and importation of ''X''-rated videos for sale, hire, reproduction and distribution;

(b) notes that the New South Wales Government is to ban the sale, hire, reproduction and private distribution of all ''X''-rated videos in that State; and

(c) calls on the Federal Government to place a moratorium on the importation, sale, hire, reproduction and private distribution in the Australian Capital Territory and across Australia of all ''X''-rated and other sexually sadistic and violent videos pending the outcome of the proposed Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry into video material.

Debate ensued. Question-put and passed.

Pursuant to Sessional Order, Questions without Notice were called on.