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User-friendly film and literature classification.



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ATTORNEY-GENERAL THE HON DARYL WILLIAMS AM QC MP

NEWS RELEASE

16 December 2002 147/02

USER-FRIENDLY FILM AND LITERATURE CLASSIFICATION

The Office of Film and Literature Classification has launched a new-look website to coincide with the announcement of a new exemption message for cinemas.

The easy-to-navigate website - www.oflc.gov.au - has informative and practical features for users from all walks of life.

The new website is all about providing people with information so that they can decide what films they want to see, or what games they want to play.

The information on its pages is designed to give a better understanding of how classification decisions are made. It is an excellent tool for all Australians.

For the community, there are specific pages of information for parents to help them understand the classification system and choose what they and their family will watch or play.

There is a special kids page and one aimed at students who may be studying entertainment media classification or film.

For industry, there is a major change with a new opportunity to conduct Business Online.

An application can be made through the website and its progress can be tracked by the applicant through various stages, with the final classification decision and certificate able to be down-loaded at the applicant’s desk.

The classification database, a feature of the old website, is of benefit to everyone. It will have enhanced search functions, locating classifications of recent DVDs, films or computer games with a simple search.

Other features include news releases, classification information tailored for consumers and industry, employment opportunities, frequently asked questions and information about the OFLC.

It provides information about the National Classification Scheme, including links to relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation.

This new website has been carefully designed to be useful to as many people and groups within the community as possible. I am sure it will become very popular with Australians in the years to come.

Media Contact: Carina Tan-Van Baren (02) 6277 7300/ 0419 423 965 www.law.gov.au/ag